Greek Couscous Salad

Greek Couscous Salad

I have been meaning to try couscous for a while now. On the weekend I picked up instant whole wheat couscous though I was not sure exactly what I was going to do with it. Of course when I looked in my fridge I had all of the ingredients required for a Greek salad so I decided to do a Greek couscous salad. It was pretty much just a Greek salad with couscous, though this time I pitted the olives and chopped them up. The couscous was pretty simple to make; just add some boiling water and let it sit for 5 minutes. The couscous had a nice texture and soaked up all of the excess dressing. I think I will enjoy experimenting with couscous in the future.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup couscous
1 tomato (diced)
1/2 cucumber (chopped)
1 tablespoon red onion (sliced)
1 handful sun dried black olives (pitted and chopped)
1 tablespoon feta cheese (crumbled)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 dash oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Bring the water to a boil in a small sauce pan and turn off the heat.
2. Mix in the couscous, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
3. Mix in the tomato, cucumber, red onion, olives and feta.
4. Mix the oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
5. Pour the dressing onto the salad and mix.

Similar Recipes:
Horiatiki Salata (Greek Salad)
Greek Panzanella Salad

11 comments:

Brianna & Dustin said...

This looks delicious. I'll remember this one next time I'm feeling like "Greek" (which is often).

Anh said...

I love couscous! I can eat it instead of rice or pasta for most meal.. This recipe sounds so easy and lovely!

Peter M said...

Great dish...couscous IS great for absorbing flavours.

Elly said...

This is pretty much my lunch 2-3 times a week. LOL. I love couscous salads, and I also like to make similar cold salads with barley and orzo. Looks great!

aviva said...

Very happy to have found your blog. Thanks for all of the inspiring recipes.

Aimée said...

Lovely salad. Fresh mint is nice to throw in too.How was the whole wheat cous cous? not too heavy?

Maryann said...

I make this dish too Kevin! It's very easy and tasty. The only difference is that I cut my veg small. Thanks for reminding me of this :)

Valli said...

I love all things Greek so why not couscous. Thanks for the recipe Kevin!!

Kevin said...

Mint sounds like it might be nice. I did not find the whole wheat couscous to be heavy though I have not had non-whole wheat couscous to compare it to.

Cynthia said...

Couscous is my go to ingredient whenever I am looking for a quick, flavourful fix.

Moodysid said...

I Googled this recipe yesterday and came across your page. I made this and it was so delicious. I made the veggies smaller but the flavors are great. Thanks

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