Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful! 

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!

Pasta Salad

I am a big fan of pasta salads. They’re filling, tend to have a great variety of flavors, and are usually on the healthy side. My husband though, he is not a fan of cold pasta. Since I try to only make food that all four members of my family will eat, pasta salad does not generally make it into the meal rotation.

I have assumed that since cold salads with grains are similar to pasta salad, my husband wouldn’t like them, and have stayed away from making them. But then a few weeks ago, something exciting happened: We were driving home from the beach and my husband mentioned that years ago, a friend of ours used to take a couscous salad to events, and that he really enjoyed it. I was so pumped!

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!

Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad

As soon as I learned about this couscous salad, I immediately texted my friend Becky, who had made said salad, and asked her what was in it. She couldn’t remember proportions, but gave me a good gist of what she did. So, we all have Becky to thank for this recipe.

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!

This fresh herb and vegetable couscous salad has all that I love about pasta salads: it’s fresh, filling, tasty, and healthy. The perfect dish to take to a party, use as a side, or have for an appetizer!

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!
Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!

Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 150kcal

Ingredients

Couscous

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 1/2 medium sized cucumber diced into ~1/4" chunks, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes cut into fourths or halves
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

Couscous

  • In a medium sized sauce pan over high heat, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in couscous, butter, and salt. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes, then fluff couscous.

Salad

  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together couscous, basil, oregano, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  • Mix together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour balsamic mixture over couscous and stir well. Finally, stir in feta cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.4mg

If you enjoyed this Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad, you’ll likely enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

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Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!

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