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Couscous Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This simple Couscous Salad is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, red onion, feta cheese, fresh herbs, and a vibrant lemon dressing. Serve this quick and easy side dish along side any meal.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: couscous
Servings: 8
Calories: 225kcal


For the salad:

  • 1 cup water or broth
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

For the dressing:


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water (or broth) and salt to a boil.
  • Stir in the couscous, cover tightly with a lid, and remove from heat. Let the couscous sit for 5 minutes. Uncover and use a fork to fluff the couscous and break up any clumps. Let cool to room temperature.
  • In a large serving bowl, combine the couscous, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow pepper, red onion, feta cheese, parsley, mint, salt, and black pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine well. Serve.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg