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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is easy and healthy and ready in under 30 minutes! A simple salad loaded with lots of fresh veggies and an easy dressing makes this great for a meal on its own or a delicious side dish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: 30 minutes, couscous salad, mediterranean couscous salad, picnic, salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 4 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste

Salad

  • 3/4 cup couscous uncooked
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup olives sliced, I recommend Kalamata olives
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 tbsp mint fresh, chopped

Instructions

  • Follow the packaged instructions to prepare the couscous. Add the butter to the couscous when you're preparing it. Let it cool.
  • In a small bowl or jar add all the dressing ingredients together and whisk well or if using a jar, close the lid and shake well, until thoroughly combined.
  • To a large bowl add the prepared couscous and fluff it up with a fork. 
  • Add the rest of the salad ingredients. Pour the prepared dressing over and toss everything well together.

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Notes

Leftovers: Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1.2mg