Easy Couscous Salad

Easy Couscous Salad

By Atika Lim  , , ,

May 6, 2016

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This gorgeous looking jeweled couscous salad is super healthy and very easy to make! Eat it as a starter or on its own for fewer calories!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


200 g couscous

300 ml chicken or vegetable stock, bring to boil

2 heaped tbsps pine nuts

1 tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds

2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

½ large cucumber, dice

1 carrot, grate

Seeds of 1 pomegranate

Handful of mint leaves

Handful of flat-leaf parsley

200 g feta, crumble (optional)


1Put couscous in a bowl, then pour over hot boiling stock. Cover with cling film and leave to fluff up for 5 mins.

2Meanwhile, toast pine nuts and sunflower or pumpkin seeds in a dry pan. Leave to cool for 10 mins.

3When it’s ready, add oil and lemon juice to the couscous. Season with salt. Use a fork to stir and separate.

4When cool, add all the remaining ingredients. Stir together and serve. Crumble over feta, if you like.

Photo: Bauer/Jonathan Gregson

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