Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Welcome to another delicious vegetarian recipe! In this recipe, we'll be making a refreshing and flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad. Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with Mediterranean flavors, this salad is perfect for a light lunch or a side dish for any occasion. Let's get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 10 mins 25 mins 4 servings


  • 1 cup (180g) couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups (295ml) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (150g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (15g) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (15g) fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes or until the couscous is tender and has absorbed all the liquid.
  2. Fluff the couscous with a fork and transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and mint to the bowl with the couscous. Toss everything together gently to combine.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  5. Pour the dressing over the couscous mixture and gently toss to coat all the ingredients with the dressing.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Let the salad sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve the Mediterranean Couscous Salad chilled or at room temperature.

Serving Suggestions

This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is incredibly versatile and pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Serve it as a main course for a light and healthy lunch.
  • Enjoy it as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
  • Pack it for a picnic or a potluck gathering.
  • Serve it as a refreshing salad at a summer barbecue or a Mediterranean-themed dinner.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this Mediterranean Couscous Salad is sure to be a hit! Its vibrant colors, fresh flavors, and satisfying textures make it a delightful addition to any meal. Bon appétit!

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