Greek couscous salad

Hi lovelies 🙂 I had such a lovely weekend, we went to my partners dad birthday bash and boy was it interesting.  I forgot my camera at home so I don’t have any photos to show you guys 😦 I also forgot to take photos of an amazing spinach and strawberry salad that had the meat eaters begging for more.  I did however take photos of my Greek couscous salad that was also loved! So its only fair to share this with you guys 🙂

 

GREEK COUSCOUS SALAD1 large salad

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This is my version of a couscous salad.  This is a light and refreshing salad, perfect for hot summer days.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups couscous ( see note)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, cubed
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 20 whole black pitted olives
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Greek Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Note 

Couscous: In a large bowl add 1 cup wholewheat couscous and add 2 1/2 cups boiling water.  Cover with a dishtowel, making sure no steam escapes and let stand for 10 – 15 minutes.  Uncover and fluff up with a fork.

Directions

In a large bowl combine the couscous, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes and olives making sure its well combined.  In a small bowl mix together all the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the couscous making sure its evenly covered.  Stir through the chopped basil.  Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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Have a fabulous Monday guys 🙂

 

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3 thoughts on “Greek couscous salad

  1. Koko says:

    Great way to liven up Greek salad and make it that much more satisfying! Glad you had an interesting time at the party….I think? Haha…hope it was interesting good!

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