Spiced chickpea and giant couscous salad with Tenderstem® broccoli

Spiced chickpea and giant couscous salad with Tenderstem® broccoli

This spiced delight is the perfect dish to warm up a cold day and to enjoy al-desko. The combination of chickpeas and giant couscous will provide a delicious burst of energy, topped with green goodness in the shape of Tenderstem®broccoli and a dollop of tasty tahini dressing.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Vegetarian

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 650
  • Fat 27.1g High
  • Saturates 4g Low
  • Carbs 63.6g
  • Sugars 5.7g Low
  • Fibre 26.4g
  • Protein 24.9g
  • Salt 0.6g Low


  1. Cook the giant couscous to the packet instructions, drain and leave to one side.

  2. In a large dry frying pan, add the spices and cook until they become fragrant. Add the olive oil to the pan, followed by the dried chickpeas. Coat the chickpeas in the oil and the spices and fry on a medium to high heat. Fry for approximately 5 minutes until golden and crisp.

  3. Add the cooked, cooled couscous to the pan and give it a quick coat of the spices, then finish by adding the juice of 1 lemon, and then salt and pepper to taste. Leave to cool and then add the chopped coriander.

  4. For the dressing, add the tahini and yogurt to a bowl with the juice of 1 lemon, some salt and pepper and give it all a good mix. If the mixture is too stiff add 1 tablespoon at a time of warm water to loosen, you want it to be dollop consistency.

  5. In some salted boiling water add the Tenderstem® broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes. Once cooked toss in some extra virgin olive oil and season.

  6. When you’re ready to eat, add the couscous and chickpea mix to a bowl, top with the Tenderstem® broccoli and then a dollop of the dressing with a sprinkle of dukkah.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.