Zesty Mediterranean Couscous Salad

This Zesty Mediterranean Couscous Salad side dish is a great appetizer, easy, delicious, and perfect for meal prep

This Zesty Mediterranean Couscous Salad is easy, delicious, and perfect for meal prep! I love snacking on this throughout the week. It’s also a great dish to serve when entertaining because it can all be prepped ahead of time and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Hope you enjoy

Here’s a video of how I made my Zesty Mediterranean Couscous Salad. For another delicious salad, check out my Little Gem Salad recipe!

What You'll Need:

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients for the Salad:
+ 10 oz. couscous (I use @neareastproducts done in 5 min!)

+ 1 tbsp. unsalted butter

+ 2 cups chicken broth or broth of choice

+ 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered (1 pint)

+ ½ cup red onion, diced small

+ ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped

+ 1 cup mini cucumbers, diced small

+ 1 cup yellow/orange bell pepper, finely chopped

+ 1 ½ cups Fresh Parsley, finely chopped (1 bunch)

+ ¼ cup Fresh Mint, finely chopped

+ 1-2 cups feta cheese, crumbled for garnish

+ 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Ingredients for the dressing
+ ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

+ 4 tbsp. Red wine vinegar

+ 4 tbsp. lemon juice (juice of 2 large lemons – I love @wonderfulseedlesslemons 🍋)

+ 1 clove garlic, grated

+ 1 tsp. Dried oregano

+ 1 tsp. Dried basil

+ ½ tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

+ Salt to taste

+ Pepper to taste

(In a measuring cup or mason jar, add all of the ingredients and stir or shake vigorously until the dressing has slightly thickened. Taste and adjust for seasoning.)


1. In a medium saucepan, add chicken broth and butter and bring to a boil. Add in the couscous, stir, then remove from heat. Cover and let rest for 5-10 minutes (according to package directions). Uncover and fluff with a fork.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the couscous, tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumbers, bell peppers, fresh parsley, fresh mint, and chickpeas.

3. Pour the dressing overtop and toss thoroughly until well combined. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

4. Serve and top with a generous amount of feta cheese. Enjoy!

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