So I’ve been adding more whole grains into my meal plan and recently made some delicious couscous salad that I thought I would share with you. Couscous take no time to prepare as you really don’t have to do much to them which makes it a great easy side. This recipe is equally delicious if made with Quinoa.


  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken/veggie stock
    • (You can use water I just like the extra flavour the stock gives)
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1-2 peppers
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar (I used like 4 but I’m a vinegar fanatic)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Low fat feta cheese (optional)
Making the Stuff:
  • Bring the 1 1/2 cups of stock/water to a boil
  • Add couscous, stir, and remove from heat
  • After 5 minutes fluff the couscous with a fork and allow to cool
  • Chop up all the veggies and add to cooled couscous
  • Add olive oil and vinegar and optional feta and seasonings
  • Toss and serve at room temperature or cold

Made this last night. Didn’t have the usual peppers or feta
but it’s still delicious. 

I really love this salad because it’s super simple to make, has great flavour and it’s easy to make a large batch that’ll last the week. It’s also a good way to get in a ton of veggies and can easily be adapted to suite your personal taste. Super versatile, easy, healthy and delish. What else is there?

Couscous Salad

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