Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad

Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. 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. Light and deliciously flavorful!  I adore the taste of most cold pasta salads. They’re filling, they tend to have a great variety of flavors, and they feel healthier than a lot of dishes. My husband though, he’s not a fan of cold pasta. I try to only make food that all four members of my family will eat, so usually, pasta salad doesn’t make the cut. Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. Light and deliciously flavorful!  Since my husband doesn’t like cold pasta, I assumed that he didn’t like cold grain salads either. But, a few weeks ago, I learned otherwise. We were driving home from the beach and he mentioned that years ago, a friend of ours used to take a couscous salad to events, and that he really enjoyed it. I was pumped! I immediately texted my friend Becky, who had made said couscous salad, and asked her what was in it. She couldn’t remember proportions, but she gave me a good gist of what she did. So, we all have Becky to thank for this recipe. Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. 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! Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. Light and deliciously flavorful! 
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Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. Light and deliciously flavorful! 
Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. Light and deliciously flavorful! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 150 kcal
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 cucumber diced into ~1/4" chunks
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes cut into fourths
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
Instructions
Couscous
  1. 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
  1. In a medium sized bowl, stir together couscous, basil, oregano, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  2. Mix together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Pour balsamic mixture over couscous and stir well. Finally, stir in feta cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. Light and deliciously flavorful!  If you enjoyed this Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad, you’ll probably enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes: Greek Chicken over Orzo Lentil Salad Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Mint Sauce Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Yogurt Tahini Sauce Skillet Mexican Street Corn

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