Couscous Salad Recipe Summary

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 min.
Servings: 6

Nutritional Facts per Serving
Total Calories: 196Protein: 6g (24 cal)Carbs: 25g (100 cal)Fat: 8g (72 cal)

*Values are approximate

Ingredients:

  • 1¾ cups water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1½ cups carrots, grated
  • ½ cup red onion, minced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup low-fat feta cheese, cubed

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add couscous. Reduce heat and cook covered for 10 to 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Transfer couscous to a large bowl. Add green pepper, carrots, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. Mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, olive oil, pepper, and salt.
  4. Pour over couscous mixture.
  5. Serve topped with feta cheese.

Try Couscous for a Change

Couscous salad is often mistaken for rice but is actually a form of semolina originating from North Africa. It can be used in salads or as a side dish with chicken or fish. Not only is couscous more flavorful than rice, but it takes a shorter amount of time to cook.

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