Easy couscous salad

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  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

This easy couscous salad recipe is really quick and simple to make - there's no cooking involved, just soak the couscous in stock for 10 minutes, then mix in loads of crunchy veg. A great idea for picnics and packed lunches. This recipe serves 4 people and works out at only 303 calories per portion. This light and easy couscous is the perfect side dish at a BBQ. This salad is packed full of veggies and fruit including apricots, red onion, sweetcorn and cucumber - amazing flavours that all work really well together. This delicious couscous salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container and kept for 2 days.

Try serving this salad with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt flavoured with chopped mint and a pinch of cayenne pepper.


  • 200g couscous
  • 270ml hot vegetable stock
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 340g can sweetcorn, drained
  • cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 6 dried apricots, chopped
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Juice lemon
  • 3tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2tbsp pumpkin or sunflower seeds


  1. Put the couscous into a large bowl add the stock. Cover and leave to soak for 10 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare all the vegetables and put them in another bowl with the apricots, add the olive oil and lemon juice, season and mix together.
  3. Use a fork to fluff up the couscous then add the vegetable mixture, the chopped parsley and seeds. Toss together and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 303(kcal)
  • Fat 10.0g
  • Saturates 1.5g
  • Sugars 12.0g
  • Salt 0.6g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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can I make a batch of the couscous salad to freeze or is that not recommended?


saw it, cooked it, tryed it, loved it!!

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