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couscous salad in 2 small bowls and 1 large bowl
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Farmer's Market Couscous Salad Recipe

An Israeli couscous salad recipe that is tossed with a Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette and mixed with squash, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. It's a vibrant salad that is perfect for lunch, as a side dish, or even by itself.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: couscous, couscous salad, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 190kcal


Couscous Salad

  • 1 cup Israeli pearl couscous
  • vegetable broth, this is optional but it will really enhance the flavor of the couscous
  • 1 yellow squash, quartered
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn, kernels removed (about 2 ears)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • olive oil for cooking
  • salt and pepper to taste

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper or your favorite all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon rose? balsamic vinegar, can substitute for white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Couscous Salad

  • Cook couscous in vegetable broth according to package instructions. You can use water, but the vegetable broth will add more flavor!
  • While the couscous is cooking, prepare ingredients: remove the corn kernels, cut squash into 1/4 inch quarters, slice the tomatoes in half, chop the basil, and prepare the vinaigrette by whisking all vinaigrette ingredients together in a small mixing bowl until fully combined.
  • Saute the squash in 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste for 2-3 minutes. Then add the corn and saute for 1-2 more minutes and set aside.
  • When the couscous is finished cooking, add the vinaigrette and mix. Then mix in the squash, corn, mozzarella, and basil. Transfer the couscous mixture to a large serving bowl and divide between plates to serve. Top with more fresh basil for extra flavor.


*Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg