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! :)


20 Comments (Reply )

  1. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    Mmmm….I love salads like this at the end of summer! So fresh and easy!

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  2. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    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!

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    • Emily
      Aug 25, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

      I need to hear more about this sweet potato, green onion salad – that sounds amazing! Is it on your blog?

      Reply

  3. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Mmm.. artichokes and kalamata olives with feta. It looks very Greek, and very delicious. Enjoy.. fall IS just around the corner :)

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  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    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!

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  5. Tracey
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    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.

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    • Emily
      Aug 25, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

      I think goat cheese crumbles would be great!

      Reply

  6. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    I have the same feeling about couscous — love it, but don’t cook with it nearly often enough!

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  7. Dana
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    I made something similar recently, but it didn’t have artichokes or olives… I love these additions!

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  8. mary beth hughes
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    i’ve forgotten about couscous cannot wait to try it out again with this easy recipe.

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  9. TheHEalthyApron
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    OMG, I am seriosuly in love with this recipe! I cannot wait to try it!

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  10. Jen
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

    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!

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    • Emily
      Aug 25, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

      Oooh, what a great trick! Thanks for sharing Jen!

      Reply

  11. The Healthy Hostess
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    This looks great! I cook dinners for a family and I am going to add this to my menu plan!
    Thanks!

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  12. Kristy
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    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!!

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  13. Lori
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    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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  14. erica
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    I don’t cook with couscous to often but I love anything with artichokes! The recipe looks really refreshing!

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  15. Simply Life
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    This looks like my perfect summer dish!

    Reply

  16. Holly
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    i love me some couscous too! and the whole wheat kind tastes exactly like the regular – which is doubly as good!

    Reply

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