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Couscous Salad
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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad is loaded with flavors made with easy irresistible homemade dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Couscous Salad
Servings: 2
Author: Eateries Delightful

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Durum Wheat couscous
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 2-3 pickled banana peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup herbs (cilantro and mint or parsley

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sweetener sugar, agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook couscous as per the packet instruction 1:1 water to couscous generally works, do check the packet for instruction. I use a 1.25 cups of water for 1 cup of couscous.
  • Bring water, butter, and salt to boil. Add couscous, turn off the flame,  cover and let it steam for 5 mins. Fluff the couscous using a fork and allow it cool completely.
  • prepare the vegetables, and set aside.
  • Prepare the dressing - Combine all the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Assemble the salad. Place couscous in a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Allow cooling. Add remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Toss to combine and serve.

Notes

  • this recipe calls for instant couscous. Pearl couscous can be used in the recipe
  • Red wine vinegar can be substituted with apple cider
  • Dressing can be doubled.