10-minute couscous salad

10-minute couscous salad

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(143 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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11th Jan, 2012
I could eat this all the time, it's so good. A friend made it for a barbecue and then I had to track down the recipe - I was hooked! I often add more peppers in (different colours) and other salad veg, depending on what I've got in the fridge.
18th Dec, 2011
Easy and tasty.
26th Sep, 2011
I have made this so many times as it's fantastic, you can also swap the pesto for balsamic vinegar and it works great.. last a couple of days in the fridge! Fab!
12th Sep, 2011
This was just lovely! I added some chopped cherry tomatoes and lemon juice and used a crumbly cheddar rather than feta. I didn't have pesto so left it out. Oh and a generous grinding of black pepper. Gorgeous.
26th Aug, 2011
Made the salad for a BBQ, everyone loved it! And was easy to make too........
16th Aug, 2011
Made this as an accompaniment to a recent bbq that I had. Went down an absolute storm! Went very well with various grilled meats and spicy koftas. Have made several times since. Perfect for a packed lunch with some salad leaves and grilled chicken - very tasty.
31st Jul, 2011
So quick to make and looks and smells delicious - looking forward to lunchtime tomorrow!
25th Jul, 2011
add a few garlic croutons to make this extra special
30th Jun, 2011
Really nice as well as quick and easy. Great for lunchboxes. I changed it slightly by using red tomato based pesto. I also cut the peppers into chunks rather than slices - bit easier to eat at the desk!
23rd Jun, 2011
a very yummy cous cous dish - good with a bbq


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