10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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(129 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 2

This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out and is equally good at home from the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal327
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.88g
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  • 100g couscous



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

  • 200ml hot low salt vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 2 spring onions
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ cucumber
  • 50g feta cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts


  1. Tip the couscous into a large bowl and pour over the stock. Cover, then leave for 10 mins until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed. Meanwhile, slice the onions and pepper, and dice the cucumber. Add these to the couscous, fork through the pesto, crumble in the feta, then sprinkle over pine nuts to serve.

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7th Mar, 2019
Super easy and super yummy lunch recipe to take to work! I also put cherry tomato in it and lots more pesto.
22nd Jul, 2018
Made this for dinner tonight with some grilled chicken on the side and it was delish! Followed recipe exactly, easy and quick.
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11th Jul, 2017
Looks lovely, very tasty and a doddle to make!
19th Jun, 2017
Love this. I usually use a whole tub of fresh pesto so more than in the recipe. I also do a mix of bulgar wheat and cous cous and I use firm goats cheese instead of feta.
31st Oct, 2016
Amazing!! I chopped up some cherry tomatoes, beetroot and avocado and added them, and served with a wholemeal pitta bread. Also only used 100ml of stock. Delicious quick lunch!!
25th Jul, 2016
I roast the pepper and add lots of parsley. I also prefer chicken stock
23rd May, 2016
Very delicious and easy to make. Just made small adjustments - less red pepper and more cheese. Very good!
26th Dec, 2015
I made this for our evening supper on Christmas day. It went down a storm, my ten year old loved it (surprised me!) and my brother said it was the nicest couscous he'd ever had. Really simple and very tasty.
3rd Nov, 2015
A really simple, tasty recipe. Did anyone else think 200ml of liquid was too much for the couscous though? I will use a little less next time.
28th Dec, 2014
Love this recipe. Great as a side salad for a BBQ or occasion, or as a meal on its own. Tend to make a double batch for lunch boxes etc. Made for a few family gatherings and always goes down well.


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