Jewelled couscous bean salad

This jewelled couscous salad tastes as beautiful as it looks. There's so much interest in every mouthful and it shines with goodness - phytonutrients, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Sensational.
Serves: 1 v hungry, 2 not quite as hungry • Prep time: 15 mins • Cook time: 5 mins • Easy
  • 60g of cooked whole grain couscous
  • 20g of cooked giant couscous, v v quickly pulsed in a food processor
  • several thin slivers of red onion
  • half a small courgette, finely julienned
  • 2 dessert spoons of frozen peas
  • 2 dessert spoons of tinned chick peas
  • 2 dessert spoons of tinned mixed beans
  • 2 dessert spoons of pomegranate
  • teaspoon of mixed seeds
  • quarter of an apple, julienned
  • a few mint, coriander and basil leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar  
  • sea salt
  • course ground black pepper
Keeping back one dessert spoon of pomegranate seeds combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, and mix. Test seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Finish with the remaining pomegranate seeds.

Tip: This salad's flavour does well to sit in the fridge overnight.
Nutrition info
Chickpeas are a reservoir of fibre, which helps to keep you full and gives your happy gut microbes their favourite food. They're also a great source of folate, which is important for brain and nervous system health. On the same lines chickpeas are high in the mineral Molybdenum which is also though to be a key player in maintaining a healthy functional nervous system.

Along with their high protein content they'll help keep you strong and bright as a button.

This salad is high in fibre and phytonutrients for gut health and immune system support.

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