30 Minute Meals/ Pasta/ Salad/ Sides/ Vegetarian

Greek Couscous Salad

A delicious salad loaded with robust Greek flavors that comes together in 15 minutes. Eat this as a hearty vegetarian meal or top it with some juicy grilled chicken and pack it in your lunchbox! Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious!

Feel free to make this gluten-free by substituting quinoa for the couscous. There are so many delicious additions that can make this salad even better:

  • toasted nuts (pine nuts, walnuts, pecans…)
  • falafel
  • roasted or steamed asparagus
  • boiled eggs
  • pickled vegetables
  • tuna fish
  • kebabs

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Couscous Greek Salad

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By Dimitra Khan Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Summertime in a salad. This hearty dish comes together in 15 minutes and is so flavorful that you will be happy to serve it as a main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 and ¼ cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • • 1-pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • • 1 English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • • Bell pepper, diced
  • • ¼ of a small red onion, finely chopped
  • • 5-6 Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • • 4-6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • • 1 teaspoon dried crushed oregano
  • • Optional: cooked chickpeas, beans, avocado slices
  • For the dressing:
  • • ¼ cup good olive oil
  • • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • • Pinch of salt
  • • Optional: 1 garlic clove, grated

Instructions

1

Prepare the couscous:

2

• Place the couscous in a large bowl.

3

• Bring the broth to a boil and pour over the couscous.

4

• Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

5

• Cover with a plate and set aside for 5 minutes

6

Make the salad:

7

• Chop all the salad vegetables and place in a large mixing bowl. Season lightly with salt.

8

• Crumble the feta over top and add the dried oregano with the olives and mix well to combine.

9

• Whisk together the marinade ingredients and pour over the salad. Mix it all together.

10

Fluff the couscous with a fork and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed.

11

Place the couscous in a serving plate or bowl. Pour the salad over the top and serve.

12

This salad is flavorful enough to eat on its own or alongside grilled chicken or fish. Enjoy!

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