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garden couscous salad

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Karie Houghton
Milton, WA

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This garden couscous salad can be served as a main dish or side dish. It's filled with fresh vegetables and garbanzo beans and tossed with couscous. If you're unfamiliar with couscous, it's a pasta ground from semolina that originated in North Africa. On its own, it's flavorless, but when mixed with other ingredients, it takes on those flavors. The vinaigrette adds the right amount of savory flavor and brightens up the fresh veggies. Everything is tossed with Feta cheese that balances out the textures in the dish. Light and fresh, this is a delicious spring or summer salad.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For garden couscous salad

  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 2 md
    tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 md
    cucumber seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 can
    garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (15.5 oz)
  • 1 c
    Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minecd
  • 1 Tbsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How To Make garden couscous salad

  • Bring water, with butter, to a boil.
    To make the couscous, bring 1 c of water to a boil. Add 1 Tbsp butter and 1 c of couscous.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
    Stir, cover, remove from heat, and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir to fluff couscous.
    Stir to fluff.
  • Chopped vegetables in a bowl with the couscous.
    Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl with the couscous.
  • Whisk together salad ingredients.
    In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over the couscous and vegetables.
    Pour salad dressing over couscous.