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Couscous Salad in white bowl

Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad is a flavorful and colorful dish with a light lemon and olive oil dressing. Enjoy the blend of crunchy veggies and fluffy couscous!
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Couscous Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 178 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 3 cups grape tomatoes , halved
  • 2 cucumbers , seeded and diced
  • 1 lemon , juiced and zested
  • 3 teaspoons Kosher salt , divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups instant couscous , 10 ounces
  • 3 green onions , thinly sliced


  1. In a medium bowl, add the tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons salt, then toss to combine.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the water, lemon zest, oil, 1 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat and add the couscous, stirring well and then covering for 5 minutes.

  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork, then transfer to a serving bowl. Add the tomato mixture and the scallions and toss to combine.
Nutrition Facts
Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 884mg37%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.