Couscous Salad

This couscous salad is a nutrient-dense side dish or dinner when served with a source of protein like grilled chicken. It is easy to prepare and works great as leftovers!




Health Benefit:

Couscous contains carbohydrates for energy .Tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion contain fiber for gut health. Olives are a great source of fat that benefits heart health.







Large bowl

Small bowl

  • 5 cups cooked pearl couscous, cooled
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup olives, pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley


1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar

1 TBSP fresh oregano (or 1

tsp dried)

1 TBSP lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste


If you don’t have couscous, you can use rice, orzo, pasta, or quinoa. Use any type of tomato, onion, and olives you prefer. You can also add your favorite herbs and seasonings. You can use apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar in place of red wine vinegar.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To a small bowl, add dressing ingredients; Whisk until well combined

Step 2

To a large bowl, add couscous, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, and parsley


Step 3

Add dressing to large bowl and toss to combine

Step 4

Portion into bowls; Optional to serve with a source of protein like grilled chicken

Step 5