Flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad



Flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad

When it comes to a light and refreshing salad that’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors, our Flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad is a top choice. Whether you’re planning a picnic, hosting a barbecue, or simply craving a healthy and delicious meal, this salad has got you covered.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by bringing the vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked couscous, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and fresh parsley.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well combined.
  6. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Before serving, give it one final toss and garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Our Flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad is a delightful mix of tender couscous, crisp vegetables, and briny olives, all brought together with a zesty lemon dressing. It’s a perfect side dish or light meal for any occasion.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 290, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 8g, Fiber: 3g

Dive into a Mediterranean culinary adventure with our Flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad. This vibrant and satisfying salad is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a visual delight with its colorful ingredients. It’s a dish that captures the essence of the Mediterranean region, where fresh and wholesome ingredients are combined to create a symphony of flavors.
The star of this salad is couscous, a versatile grain that provides a light and fluffy base for all the other ingredients to shine. Cherry tomatoes add a burst of sweetness, while cucumbers bring a refreshing crunch. The red onion provides a touch of sharpness, and Kalamata olives deliver that signature Mediterranean brininess.
To tie it all together, we have a zesty dressing made with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic. This dressing elevates the salad to a whole new level with its bright and tangy notes.
Whether you serve it as a side dish at a family barbecue or enjoy it as a quick and healthy lunch, our Flavorful Mediterranean Couscous Salad is sure to be a hit. It’s a celebration of Mediterranean cuisine that you can easily recreate in your own kitchen. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to savor the flavors of the Mediterranean in every bite.

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