Couscous Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Couscous Salad recipe? Learn how to make Couscous Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by marymalek

Makes 12 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Couscous Salad

1 1/4 cups water
1 cup couscous, uncooked
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup onion, diced finely
1/4 cup fresh mint, finely minced
15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
1 large red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Recipe Directions for Couscous Salad

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil. Add the couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Allow the couscous to sit, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with a fork.

  2. In a large salad bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, red onion and mint. Add the kosher salt and black pepper. Taste to make sure the seasonings are right. Pour the couscous into the salad bowl and stir to combine. Add the garbanzo beans, black olives, red pepper, and cucumber. Toss well. Top with the feta cheese.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 110.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
153
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
204mg
8%
Potassium
137mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
21.3g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in vitamin C
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