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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Healthy and quick Mediterranean Couscous Salad

The other week I had a hankering for couscous. But since my husband doesn’t like the traditional variety I went with the pearled couscous (larger than the normal). I’m still digging all things Greek and wanted to make a Mediterranean Couscous Salad that we could pack with our lunches during the week to eat with a sandwich or just as a snack. I mainly consumed it as option 2 since I find myself grazing the refrigerator every hour on the hour. And I also find that when I have a craving for something I need it right away. Not tomorrow or a week from now, no, I need it asap. Thankfully this urge came on a weekend when I had a little time to spend in the kitchen.

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is packed full of veggies and full of flavor and even better it doesn’t take that long to make! It refrigerates well and the flavors only intensify as the days progress. Whether you want to eat the Mediterranean Couscous Salad as a snack, an easy lunch, or packed as a side for lunch or dinner–this is the recipe for you.

Katie Original Recipe

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 6

Mediterranean Couscous Salad


  • 6oz. box of Pearled Couscous
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 3 tbsp kalamata olives, chopped
  • 3 tbsp feta
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp greek seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, minced


  1. Cook pearled couscous according to instructions. Drain couscous and place in large bowl.
  2. Add diced cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, feta, lemon juice, olive oil, greek seasoning, and fresh dill to the bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


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6 Responses to “Mediterranean Couscous Salad”

  1. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks posted on January 20, 2014 at 7:54 am (#)

    Looks great! I love Mediterranean food – so good and so healthy 🙂

  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 am (#)

    This looks perfect for lunches! Want!

  3. danielle posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:40 am (#)

    Sounds great – I love cous cous!

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on January 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm (#)

    We just had couscous for dinner last night. I prefer it over rice any-day and I love this mediterranean version.

  5. Paula – bell’alimento posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:53 pm (#)

    This would make a perfect side to so many different protein dishes! I love the use of dill!

    • Katie replied on January 31st, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Yes, its great either way! I get on a dill kick every now and then…

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