1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups boiling water
2 cups chickpeas
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil (i use a bit less)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 grated orange rind
2 teaspoons basil
1/ 2 teaspoon salt
1) Mix couscous, raisins, turmeric, and boiling water. Cover, set aside for 10 minutes or so, then fluff with a fork.
2) In a separate bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients. Pour over couscous. Chill.
This couscous salad tastes completely different from all the other ones I've tried. The raisins and orange rind really set it apart. Its a family tradition for potlucks, company, and Christmas dinner.