Tangy couscous salad

Tangy couscous salad

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(51 ratings)

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 (50)

ljcobb1980's picture

Simply gorgeous. Pretty much all my guests asked for the recipe. I used 1 courgette and replaced the other with a red bell pepper, and made the couscous with vegetable stock rather than water as indicated on my packet, but other than that I followed it to the letter. This will become a summer go-to!

mentata's picture

Favorite lunch! Light and filling :)

cherabel2004's picture

Will definitely be making this again.

I added the whole block of feta ( you can never have too much cheese) and drizzled some extra virgin over at the end.

Think I'll try frying some red onion in the griddle pan next time and add that too. Nice easy recipe. Only real faff was having to fry two lots of courgette as my griddle pan was too small.

webbs117's picture

absolutely lovely recipe.have also added red onion and chargrilled some red and yellow peppers.pine nuts or any nut add a lovely texture too.

samar79's picture

Just made it and is absolutely delicious. Used bulgur wheat instead of couscous and it turned out beautifully. Will do it again and again.

sarahpeara's picture

Excellent recipe, tasty and quick. I added slightly caramelised red onions for a contrast to the other tangy ingredients, it was lovely!

dreamchef's picture

Loved it. Best couscous recipe I've done, and believe me Ia have had some couscous flops. I added roast peppers too, and used the oil from roasting the peppers and courgettes. Fab taste. I added feta, which I love, but it would be fine without it. A very easy recipe. I know that this will become a regular

grandmagrandad's picture

will make for my lunch today. looks good

doolittle's picture

Delicious! We eat cous cous all the time in our house usually I make it with sauted peppers and onions but it was great to have some new inspiration. I don't think I'd put so much lemon juice in it next time though. I will definately be making this again and again, great for parties and entertaining.

simmyb's picture

I love couscous and live on it over the summer. I've been thinking of more ways I can use courgettes as my veggie garden is over run with them at present, a great, simple little side dish.

pigkate's picture

Excellent recipe and so easy to make. I exchanged the parsley for coriander and served it with coriander and chilli salmon, which was delicious. With the leftovers I made a salad with leftover roast chicken and that was great too. The sharpness of the lemon with the tanginess of the feta are a very good combination and make the cous cous flavoursome.

pinder's picture

Great summer dish, definitely make more of this.

sofie152's picture

loved it!
Really tasty. Will try it with chickpeas next time.

lukash's picture

Quick & delicious! I've made it many times with 'whatever the house gives'...Aubergine and red peppers instead of courgettes, coriander instead of parsley etc.

johnwilkie's picture

Very simple and really tasty!!!

littlebabynothing's picture

Yum! I left out the feta as I was serving it with a cheesey baked aubergine and it was gorgeous. And I had plenty for the next day too, it's great cold aswell!

crystal_tips's picture

Brilliant!! We used peppers instead of courgettes, but it still went down a treat at the BBQ - & there was definately enought to go round!!

farzbuen's picture

Can be prepared in advance and served at room temperature alongside a tagine or moroccan stew. The feta can be left out and it still tastes wonderful.

teresag1963's picture

I made this today very flavoursome I enjoyed every mouthful. I will definately be making this again.

deedlit90's picture

Lovely! Made the night before for a BBQ the next day. Everyone like it!


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