Israeli Style Southern Pasta/Couscous and Bean Salad

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 Israeli Style Southern Pasta Salad

Pasta and bean salad is a Southern favorite all year round and I can't resist putting my Israeli spin on this crowd pleaser. Za’atar is a ubiquitous Israeli spice blend that can be found in most kosher supermarkets.    

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • 2 teaspoons za’atar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Salad

  • 3 cups Israeli couscous, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Preparation

1. In a mason jar, shake za’atar, mustard, vinegar, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper. 

2. Toss couscous, chickpeas, raisins and dried cranberries together and drizzle with vinaigrette.