July 23, 2024
Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad

Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad



Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad

If you’re looking for a delightful and healthy salad with a Mediterranean twist, our Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad is a perfect choice. This colorful and flavorful salad is a harmonious blend of fresh ingredients that will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Greece.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the couscous according to the package instructions. Fluff it with a fork and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked couscous, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine, ensuring all ingredients are well coated.
  5. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Before serving, garnish with fresh herbs or additional feta cheese if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

This Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad is a delightful medley of flavors and textures, perfect for a light lunch or as a refreshing side dish. The combination of fluffy couscous, juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumber, briny olives, and creamy feta cheese, all dressed in a zesty lemon vinaigrette, is simply irresistible. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or simply craving a taste of the Mediterranean, this salad is sure to satisfy your palate.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 280 | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 4g

Enjoy the flavors of Greece in every bite of this vibrant salad. It’s not only delicious but also a visual delight, making it a perfect addition to any meal or gathering. Try our Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad today and embark on a culinary journey to the Mediterranean.