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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Easy Couscous Salad-Vegetable Couscous Salad Recipe

This is a very easy salad made with fresh vegetables, couscous and a simple lemon dressing. It is quick to prepare and makes a filling meal. It's perfect for lunch or a light dinner or even as a side dish. Today we will learn how to make couscous salad following this easy recipe.

Easy Couscous Salad-Couscous Salad Recipe

Easy Couscous Salad-Couscous Salad Recipe

Easy Couscous Salad-Couscous Salad Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Serves: 1-2
 Recipe CategorySalad-Vegetarian
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Couscous -1 cup (instant)
   Vegetable broth or water -1 3/4 cup


   Capsicum - 1/4 cup (chopped)
   Red Bell pepper - 1/4 cup (chopped)
   Yellow bell pepper - 1/4 cup (chopped)
   Broccoli - 10 florets
   Cucumber or zucchini - 1
   Tomato (seeded) - 1
   Garlic - 1 clove minced

   Salad Dressing

   Virgin Olive Oil - 2-3 tbsp
   Fresh lemon juice - 2 tbsp or to taste
   Pepper powder to taste
   Cayenne pepper -1/8 tsp (optional)
   Salt to taste


Place couscous in a bowl. Boil water with a little salt or vegetable broth (non vegetarians can use low sodium chicken broth) and pour it over the couscous. Cover and let is sit for 10 minutes. The steam will cook the couscous. After 10 minutes, fluff it with a fork and leave it to cool.

Chop all the vegetables into small pieces. Cut broccoli into bite sized florets. You can use any of your favorite vegetables. (peas, corn, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower etc)

Mix the couscous with the vegetables.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper powder and add to the couscous. Mix until well combined. Adjust lemon juice, salt and pepper powder to your taste.

Enjoy making this healthy and colorful Couscous Salad in less than 15 minutes!

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