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Couscous salad

 9 ratings

Prep Time:15 mins

Serves:1 Adult

Couscous salad

Looking for a tasty and nutritious summer lunch? This couscous salad is your answer and only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Why not add some chili, paprika, turmeric or cumin for a spicy alternative.

About this recipe

The nutrient content of this recipe has been reviewed by safefood nutritionists.


  • 60g / 2oz. of couscous
  • 2 tablespoons of chickpeas
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red pepper, finely sliced
  • 4 slices of cucumber, finely chopped
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ lemon, juice


  1. Tip the couscous into a medium sized bowl and pour enough boiling water over to just cover all of the couscous grains.
  2. Cover and leave for 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
  3. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, before adding the remaining salad ingredients and mixing well.

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Cutlery

Serving suggestions

Serve with a roast vegetable salad.

"This a tasty twist on your standard salad and can be made the night before and kept in the fridge. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container."

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