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10 Minute Greek Inspired Couscous Salad #SundaySupper

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!
This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it’s own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!

I have been making this couscous since before Mr 9 was born!!!!!!!!!! It was a staple lunchbox meal for me back when I was working. I could make a big batch up on a Sunday and then have it for at least 3 lunches! I would occasionally add some protein to it. Maybe some slices of steak, some shredded chicken or if I was feeling flush some sautéed shrimp.

It is also great with some chickpeas stirred through it!!!!!

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!

I made my batch up this week to serve with my One Pan Greek Chicken!!! It was a Greek kind of week 😉
Did you see my Greek chicken, it is a post from a couple of years ago, but I added a cool cooking video to it.  Check it out here.

The flavours work so well together!!! Plenty of oregano and olive oil and the salty hit of feta and olives!!! YUM!!!!!

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!

I make my greek couscous with vegetable stock to ensure it has plenty of flavour, as lets face it couscous is pretty bland on it’s own!!!! I also add some dried herbs, seasoning and lemon zest to the couscous so that whilst it is sitting in the hot stock it is also absorbing all the wonderful greek flavours. Don’t skip that step it really does make all the difference 😀

As does the final drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the fresh herbs at the end. It turns this into something special!!!! If you can find fresh oregano then it is wonderful here, but fresh mint is delicious too. Or a mixture!!!!!

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!
Isn’t this Greek couscous so pretty!!!!! I just love the colours in this dish!

I actually charred up the lemon (I used for the zest) and served that with the leftover greek couscous for lunch today, but I thought perhaps I had given you charred lemon overload recently 😉 (Do you remember the charred lemon addiction???)

However you decide to make this, be it a side or a lunch item, do give it a go. The flavours are beautiful and it is ready so very quickly!!!!

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!

This Greek couscous salad is perfect for using the new season tomatoes!!! Which is what my friends and I are celebrating over at #SundaySupper this week. Have a look at the end of the recipe for all the amazing offerings this week.

Enjoy x


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This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!!
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10 Minute Greek Inspired Couscous Salad #SundaySupper
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!! #SundaySupper #quickandeasy

Servings: 4
Author: Claire McEwen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 3/4 cups hot vegetable stock
  • 1 cup/250g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • ½ cucumber
  • handful kalamata olives
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup/100g feta cheese
  • Fresh oregano/fresh mint to serve
Instructions
  1. Tip the couscous into a large bow/, add the dried oregano, dried parsley, black pepper, salt and the zest of the lemon. Mix gently to combine Then pour over the hot stock.
  2. Cover the bowl and leave it for 5 minutes until all the stock has been absorbed.

  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork.
  4. Chop the cherry tomatoes in half (or quarters) and add them to the couscous along with the finely chopped onion.

  5. Cut the cucumber in half and remove the seeds then chop into small dice. Add to the couscous.
  6. Cut the loves into wedges and add to the couscous with the EVOO.
  7. Stir everything together and serve with the crumbled feta cheese and some fresh herbs.
    (You can add some wedges of the tested lemon too)

 

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!! #SundaySupper #Quickandeasy

This Greek couscous salad is ready in 10 minutes!!!! And it looks and tastes amazing. Packed with the flavours of a traditional greek salad, this greek couscous could be a side dish or served on it's own for lunch. Better yet make it for dinner and pack up the leftovers in a lunchbox!!!! #SundaySupper #Quickandeasy

Check out all the other Sunday Supper Recipes Using Fresh Tomatoes

Big thanks to Rini from Healing Tomato for hosting this week.

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  9. Reply

    This looks amazing. So colorful and full of nutrition! Yum!

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  11. How great would this be on a Summer picnic!

  12. Reply

    Couscous is a great choice for this salad it soaks up flavor!

    1. Reply

      I love couscous for that exact reason!!! 😀

  13. Reply

    Such a pretty dish! And I love anything that takes 10 minutes!

    1. Reply

      Some nights you just need something quick and tasty don’t you!

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  15. Reply

    Pinned! What a fabulously beautiful way to feed the family. Love Greek salad and equally love how quickly your Greek Couscous is made =)

    1. Reply

      Thank you 😀
      10 minute dinners are a must some nights!!!

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    • Liz
    • April 3, 2017
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    Yes, this would be perfect with Greek chicken and so many entrees! What an easy, yummy salad!

    1. Reply

      I love how easy this is. Some nights a bowl of this and a glass of wine are all I can manage! 😀

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