Garden Couscous Salad

Karie Houghton


My husband introduced me to this family favorite. Honestly, I had never tried couscous before this. I can’t believe how versatile it is and simple of course! This dish is perfect for company, camping, weekday lunches, etc. Try it out. Add other elements if you want. Take out what you don’t like. Eat it for lunch!

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Yum! If you're not familiar with couscous, it's a pasta ground from semolina that originated in North Africa. It's flavorless on its own, but when mixed with ingredients it takes on those flavors. And Karie's recipe is packed with flavor! The dressing is full of cumin and lemon. It's a light, fresh, and delicious summer salad. The Test Kitchen


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30 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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1 c
couscous, cooked
1 bunch
green onions, chopped
2 medium
tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 medium
cucumber seeded, finely chopped
1 can(s)
garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 c
Feta cheese crumbles


1/2 c
olive oil
1/4 c
fresh lemon juice
4 clove
minced garlic
1 Tbsp
Dijon mustard
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp

How to Make Garden Couscous Salad


  • 1Make basic couscous by bringing 1 cup of water to boil. Add tbsp butter and 1 cup couscous. Stir, cover, remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir to fluff.
  • 2Mix all salad ingredients together.
  • 3In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
  • 4Toss salad dressing.

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About Garden Couscous Salad

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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