Toasted Pearl Couscous and Tomato Salad with Tahini Dressing



Combine all ingredients in a sealed container and shake vigorously. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium low heat and stir in couscous. Cook until browned. Add water and salt and simmer for 15 minutes. When finished, transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chickpeas and cook over medium-high heat until crispy. Stir occasionally and cover with a screen (the chickpeas will pop). When done, add to the couscous and let cool. Stir in the dressing. garlic and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the shallots. Top with the the tomatoes

Submitted by Lesley Lassiter