This easy couscous salad is loaded with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, fresh herbs and feta cheese all tossed in a simple lemon dressing. It's light, refreshing and makes for a healthy side dish.
- 1 cup instant couscous Moroccan style couscous
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes diced
- 1 cup english cucumber diced
- ½ red onion diced
- ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, add couscous, cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes, until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender.
Fluff the couscous with a fork, transfer to a mixing bowl and add the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and parsley.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Pour dressing over the couscous mixture and stir to combine.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with feta cheese right before serving.
Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g