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Couscous salad in a large wooden bowl.
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Couscous Salad

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. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: Couscous Salad
Servings: 4


  • 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
  • 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.
    Cooked couscous in a large white pot.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork, transfer to a mixing bowl and add the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and parsley.
    All ingredients for the couscous salad in a large wooden bowl. Noticeable ingredients include couscous, red onion, parsley, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    Woman's hand using a metal whisk in a small bowl with a lemon dressing.
  • Pour dressing over the couscous mixture and stir to combine.
    A woman's hand pouring a lemon dressing over a couscous salad in a large wooden bowl.
  • 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