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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!
Yield 8 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Author Sabrina Snyder
Couscous Salad in white bowl


  • 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


  • In a medium bowl, add the tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons salt, then toss to combine.
  • 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.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, then transfer to a serving bowl. Add the tomato mixture and the scallions and toss to combine.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Couscous Salad