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. This has to be one of the simplest salads.
- 200g couscous
- 270ml hot vegetable stock
- 4 tomatoes, chopped
- 340g can sweetcorn, drained
- ¼ cucumber, chopped
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 6 dried apricots, chopped
- 2tbsp olive oil
- Juice ½ lemon
- 3tbsp chopped parsley
- 2tbsp pumpkin or sunflower seeds
Put the couscous into a large bowl add the stock. Cover and leave to soak for 10 mins.
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.
Use a fork to fluff up the couscous then add the vegetable mixture, the chopped parsley and seeds. Toss together and serve.
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Try serving this salad with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt flavoured with chopped mint and a pinch of cayenne pepper.