Once upon a time my neighbor and good friend served me a bowl of couscous. I had never tried it before. After one bite I was hooked. I couldn’t get enough of it.
I’ve been making this Crunchy Couscous Salad for over 5 years now and it has always a hit when I share with friends.
Here’s why I love this Crunchy Couscous Salad so much…
- It doesn’t take that long to make
- It feeds a lot of people, or if you’re greedy it will last a few days
- It’s the perfect go-to snack
- It’s so bright and colorful, perfect for a holiday treat or just because
- It’s filling, because you know I’m always hungry
- It’s healthy, you can’t be mad at that
I love this salad so much, I don’t know why I didn’t share it with you sooner, but here it is. I know you’ll love it too. Leave me a comment telling me just how much. Enjoy!
Crunchy Couscous Salad Recipe
2 cups Couscous
Water depends on brand, but typically 1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup couscous
1 tbs butter (for cooking couscous)
1/2 tsp salt (for cooking couscous)
3-4 medium carrots cut into small cubes
1 10 oz box cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 cucumber cut into small cubes
8 oz crumbled feta cheese
1 tbs dill weed
To cook couscous, follow box instructions. I was afraid the first time I cooked it, but it’s super easy. Some couscous packages will suggest to use butter or olive oil. I always go with natural butter. I just love the taste.
While your couscous is cooling, chop up your vegetables. The carrots are going to give it that awesome crunch. Throw everything into a big bowl and fluff with a fork.
Set aside and make your dressing. Here’s all you need.
2-3 small lemons
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice the lemons. Whisk in olive oil a little at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over couscous and vegetables. I suggest doing this a little at a time so you don’t over dress your couscous salad. Pour, mix and taste until there’s a party in your mouth.
Chill your crunchy couscous salad for at least 2 hours before eating. The longer the better!
Have you ever tried couscous? How do you like to eat it? Leave a message in the comments below. Find more recipes we love here.