1 cup couscous
1 ¼ cup water or chicken stock
1 tsp each salt and pepper
2 lemons, zested and juiced
12 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ cucumber, sliced
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
½ cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp parsley, chopped
Place the couscous in a large bowl with a tight-fitting lid.
Set a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the water, salt and pepper and half the lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then pour the water mixture over the dried couscous, stir lightly and cover for 5 minutes.
Remove the cover and using a fork, gently fluff up the couscous. Stir in the oil, lemon juice and remaining zest along with the Medjool dates, cucumber, chickpeas, pine nuts and parsley.