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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

A simple couscous salad with mediterranean flavours, easy to make and perfect for lunch.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 303kcal


  • 100 g giant whole wheat couscous
  • 1/2 tbs light olive oil
  • 400 ml water
  • 1/2 small red onion (50g) finely chopped
  • 1 small courgette (100g) chopped
  • 200 g mixed cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 10 pitted kalamata olives cut in half
  • 100 g feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 2 heaped tbs chopped basil leaves
  • 1 heaped tsp chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 a large lemon, the juice of
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fat clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Heat the olive oil in a sautee pan, add the couscous and cook for about 3 minutes until the couscous is golden. Add 200ml of water and stir, once the couscous has absorbed the water add another 100ml + another 100ml and cook until the couscous is soft, about 15 minutes. Once cooked leave to cool.
  • Add the vegetables and herbs to a large serving bowl and mix. Mix in the couscous once it has cooled then add the feta. 
  • In a jug whisk together the extra olive oil, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper. 
  • Pour the dressing over the couscous and vegetables. Gently mix everything together. Serve on it's own or with some really good crusty bread.


Calories: 303kcal