Black Bean & Couscous Salad
1 stalk celery – chopped
3 cloves garlic – chopped
¼ red onion – chopped
½ cup Italian parsley – chopped
1 cup of mixed pitted olives – chopped
2-3 red chili peppers – chopped
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
8 oz. of your favorite macaroni or couscous
Juice of 1 lemon
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
Prepare beans as directed on package.
Combine all of the ingredients for the salad with the beans in a large bowl.
Add the seasonings to taste.
Combine the ingredients for the dressing; add to the salad and toss.
Prepare the macaroni or couscous as directed.
Add to the bean salad and toss.
Serve immediately or chilled.