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Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Resting time
30 mins
 

A grain, chopped fresh vegetables and herbs, and a lemon dressing are the basics for this delicious salad.  

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Calories: 324 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
Ingredients
  • 1/2 + 1 tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp. salt divided
  • 1/3 cup couscous dry, 1 package
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, seedless diced
  • 1 cup parsley, fresh chopped
  • 5 scallions trimmed, chopped
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. dill dried
  • 1 tbsp. za'tar seasoning
  • 8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled optional
Instructions
  1. Prepare the couscous according to package directions, using 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Allow to cool.

  2. Chop the cucumber, parsley, and scallions and add to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Halve tomatoes and add to bowl.

  4. Add in dill and za'tar seasoning, salt and pepper.

  5. Stir in the cooked and cooled couscous.

  6. Pour the lemon juice and olive oil over the salad. Add crumbled feta, if desired. Mix well

  7. Chill salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.