summer couscous salad

I’m not quite sure why I don’t cook with couscous more often. I love the shape and nutty flavor, but even more so, I love how quickly it cooks. Can you seriously beat 5 minutes?

This salad was just what I was after – bright, flavorful, packed with veggies and a filling make-ahead lunch. I’m trying to pack in as many summer flavors as I can because I’m already anxiously awaiting fall.  :)

Summer Couscous Salad - 2 large servings

  • 2 servings couscous
  • 1-2 peppers (I used 1 green, 1/2 red)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • Dressing: 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper

Prepare couscous as directed. Let cool.

Chop all veggies to desired size. I did small pieces – easier to eat!

Toss all ingredients together and eat out of Tupperware! :)


  1. says

    This is like a combination of my two favorite salads:
    Favorite salad #1. couscous, sweet potatoes, green onions, feta…
    Favorite salad #2. bulgur, artichoke, tomato, etc. :)
    Sounds like a good combo to me!

  2. says

    I’m heading into the kitchen to make this right now! I have an abundance of peppers, and everything else on hand. I know Scott will love this as well. Great recipe!

  3. says

    This looks so good! I’m not a huge fan of feta cheese but I’ve recently started liking the softer goat cheeses. Wonder if that would work well in this dish.

  4. says

    This looks simple, fresh and delicious. I love how quick couscous is. I used to make it on the stove top according to the directions on the box but recently discovered a shortcut. Now, I boil water in my kettle while mixing couscous and seasonings in the bowl I plan to serve out of. When the water boils I add it to the couscous and cover the bowl for 5 minutes. Voila! Less dishes!

  5. says

    I love couscous!! I never think of it either, thx for reminding me! :) Your salad looks delicious, I will def be making this!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. says

    I’m the same way with couscous, and now I’m getting that way with Israeli couscous. I need to make that again soon! This dish looks great!

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