Tangy couscous salad

Tangy couscous salad

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Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4 as a side dish
Throw together a deliciously tangy and superhealthy couscous salad in just 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy


  • kcal269
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.92g
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  • 300g couscous or bulghar wheat



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • vegetable stock
  • 2 courgette



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 20g pack parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Cook the couscous or bulghar wheat in vegetable stock according to pack instructions. Trim the ends off the courgettes, then cut into slices.

  2. Heat a griddle pan or grill. Drizzle the courgette slices with oil, then season. Cook for 2 mins, then turn over and cook 1-2 mins more until softened and golden brown. Tip into a large bowl along with the cooked couscous or bulghar wheat, then mix through the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature.

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Comments (51)

fayemarissa's picture

So yummy! And can easily be made vegan if you substitute the feta for a vegan version!

bandcamper's picture

Quick, easy and delicious. Perfect for a healthy lunch with some spinach leaves.

lanadumonde's picture

I was soo pleasantly surprised by how good this was! Saving this one.
Ate it as my main and it was delicious and filling.
Didn't make any ingredients changes, it's perfect as is. (I used bulghar wheat cause it's what I had on hand)

The only thing I did differently was to bake the courgette slices in the oven (after they'd been drizzled with olive oil and seasoned in a large bowl) because my pan was too small which meant it would take too much time on the stove.

k1p1k1p1's picture

Ate this warm for tea (served 2 as a healthy-eating sized main) and then took it to work for two lunches and ate cold. Absolutely delicious, super-easy to make and reasonably healthy to boot. Excellent.

stellacsg's picture

I didn't have enough courgettes, so I took what I had in the fridge - 1 zucchini, asparagus and a small broccoli. Turned out very well.

hompic's picture

Are you sure nutrition data is correct? This doesn't look like a 0gr Carbs salad to me..

koka1212's picture

i made it to day for my children. I doubled the ingredients because i have a big family. We all loved it, so tasty and easy to make. The leftovers will be in their lunch boxes tomorrow.

jammyluck's picture

Great change for cous-cous. I actually quarter my courgettes and add some red pepper, stir fried first.

marycostigan's picture

I love lemon but never put it on a salad like this before. The parsley works really well with the zesty lemon. I added some cherry tomatoes which added colour and flavour!

elisebredies's picture

such lovely, subtle flavours, and so easy to make!

levislevis's picture

quick, simple and really nice instead of plain cous cous. next will add some lime and mint. will work will any veg, so versatile

zeenbeen's picture

did this at scool 2day 4 part of my GCSE course............... it reallly nice. but maybe just a little too much couscous? It seemed to take over the other ingredients a bit. But it still looks and smells pretty awesum!!

badfalcon's picture

quick, easy and really really tasty - I tend to add a little more lemon juice and feta, and make a huge bowl full, taking it to work for my lunch. Delicious!

eleanormayo's picture

A bit ordinary to be honest - not particularly tangy!

chefdicko's picture

i fed it my house mate and he is still alive dispite eating vegtables , and he even liked it!!!
yellow peppers worked well with it, was very nice

somanystars123's picture

Really easy to make. It looks pretty and colourful and is full of fresh flavours. The lemon, parsley and feta complement each other well. Just ate it for lunch and I think it makes a lovely meal in itself, but I was thinking of making some falafel to serve with it when friends come over for dinner. Will definitely be having this again!

lilafay's picture

So good and healthy! It will become a classic for me for sure! I love it!!


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