Easy couscous salad Recipe

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  • Vegetarian








15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 303 kCal 15%
Fat 10g 14%
  -  Saturates 1.5g 8%
  -  of which Sugars 12g 13%
Salt 0.6g 10%

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.

This easy couscous salad is 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.