Couscous salad



Couscous salad with veggies, chickpeas, mint and olive oil dressing is fabulous for a packed lunch or light supper. I spiced it with green crushed green chillies but any spices and herbs can be included as per the taste and preference.

Couscous is small pasta made of semolina, a form of wheat. It can be eaten as a side dish, salad and you can use it in place of rice or quinoa. Including couscous provides essential nutrients and help to provide a good source of lean, vegetarian protein.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 10mins


  • Couscous-1/2cup
  • Finely chopped onion-1num
  • Finely chopped cucumber- 1/2cup
  • Finely chopped tomato-1num
  • Cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans- 200gms/1can
  • Mint leaves- a handful
  • Green chilli-2num
  • Coriander-1/2cup
  • Black salt/rock salt-1/2tsp
  • Olive oil-1tbsp
  • Lemon juice-as per taste


  • Crush mint, Coriander, chilli in the blender to fine paste.
  • Boil 1cup water and soak couscous for 5-10 mins.
  • In a bowl add chopped onion, cucumber, tomato, garbanzo beans, crushed mint-coriander-chilli, rock salt, lemon juice, couscous and mix well until combined.

Drizzle olive oil serve immediately.


    <li>Couscous can be replaced with Quinoa</li>
<li>Feel free to use any pulses/sprouts of your choice</li>
<li>Can replace rock salt with table salt, green chilli with cayenne pepper/ paprika</li>

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 13, 2014, in International, Salad/Wraps, Soups, Salad and Wraps and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Have never tried couscous, I always have quinoa 🙂 Next time in super market list it is couscous 🙂


  2. Looks very full of flavor Chitra!


  3. you make me so hungry every time I read your recipes. I can’t wait to be able to taste food again so I can try some of these.


  4. Kitchenequations

    A quick and easy recipe. I wish couscous was available in my place. Need to get it online 😦


  5. and my search of couscous is still on in my local area :/ this looks so yum


  6. This looks fantastic. I’ve got a bulgur wheat salad recipe on my blog too that is just as healthy and delcious. Emma.


  7. Sweet as a Picture

    I love this recipe! Thank you!


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