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Israeli Couscous Salad

December 4, 2017 (Last Updated: May 27, 2021)

Israeli Couscous Salad is one of those salads you can pretty much enjoy year around, combining simple ingredients such as Israeli Couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and lemony homemade dressing.

Israeli Couscous Salad isn’t just a salad for the summer, it’s really an awesome dish to serve on holidays or anytime you’re in the mood, being it can be served warm or cold. I have found it to be a welcomed menu item on our table on any given occasion.


israeli couscous salad
I love my fall and winter casseroles, but I can only eat so many before I start reminiscing about yummy salads and missing them on our table. Florida is still warm, we tend to have access to fresh veggies all year which makes it great for our salad cravings. The great thing about this Israeli Couscous Salad is can pretty much find these ingredients in any state all year round.

If you are in an area that cannot access quality fresh tomatoes you can easily substitute the fresh tomatoes with quality canned organic diced tomatoes that have been drained and it’s still a really delicious and flavorful side dish to serve any meal.

 

 

 

One of the other things I adore about this Israeli Couscous Salad is the fact it tastes even better after sitting a few days and has great staying power when properly refrigerated. You can safely make enough to last about 4 days, be sure to place it in a lidded airtight container when storing.

 

 

Israeli Couscous Salad

 
 
 
 

Ingredients needed to make  Israeli Couscous Salad

Salad Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Couscous Salad:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 and 1/3 cups tri-colored Israeli couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-16-ounce can of chickpeas rinsed
  • 2 cups of fresh tomatoes seeds removed and chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 of a cup red salad onion diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

 

 

 

 

israeli couscous salad

Israeli Couscous Salad

hmccallum
Israeli Couscous Salad is one of those salads you can pretty much enjoy year around, combining simple ingredients such as Israeli Couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and lemony homemade dressing.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
chill 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8 People
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad Dressing

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Couscous Salad

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⅓ cups tri-colored Israeli couscous
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-16- ounce can of chickpeas rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes seeds removed and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers drained and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup red salad onion diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

For the dressing

  • In a glass bowl combine extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper by whisking till joined.
  • Reserve salad dressing till needed.

For the Couscous

  • Fill a medium saucepan about 2/3 full of cold water. Add the kosher salt and olive oil, bring the water to a full boil. Add the Israeli couscous to the boiling water and let simmer for about 8 minutes, until the Israeli couscous is al dente. Let cool off before combining with other ingredients.
  • In a medium salad bowl combine, couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and homemade dressing.
  • Refrigerate the Israeli Couscous Salad if desired for about 1 hour, gently toss again before serving.
  • Immediately refrigerate leftovers in a lidded airtight plastic container, will last up to 4 days when properly stored.

Notes

If you cannot find quality fresh tomatoes you can substitute drained organic diced tomatoes in the salad.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 687mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1187IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Israeli Couscous
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Israeli Couscous Salad is one of those salads you can pretty much enjoy year around, combining simple ingredients such as Israeli Couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, minced garlic, fresh parsley, roasted red peppers, red onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and lemony homemade dressing.

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan
    August 21, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Thank you for such a great recipe. This looks so simple and tasty. A must try on my list!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Hey there, Megan, be sure to come back and let me know what you think when you make it!! I love hearing from everyone!

  • Reply
    Traci
    August 21, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I could eat this couscous salad every day! Love the flavors and textures…it’s a beautiful combination. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Thank you, so much, Tracy, that comment made my day!!!

  • Reply
    Caitlyn Erhardt
    August 20, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Israeli Couscous Salad looks like a wonderful recipe. Love all the flavors and textures you have going on here!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Good Morning, Ms. Caitlyn, thank you for stopping by to share your sweet comment. I really appreciate hearing from everyone.

  • Reply
    Krissy Allori
    August 20, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I love couscous! This Israeli Couscous Salad looks so healthy and delicious! Bookmarking to make the recipe soon.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Thank you, Krissy, I hope you enjoy it. I love a salad that you can pretty much eat with any meal or alone if desired.

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    August 20, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    This Israeli Couscous Salad looks colorful and I love your healthy concept too. Thanks for your recipe.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Thank you, Veena, this is a great salad for any time of the year, I make it a lot during the winter holidays too. Just so good!

  • Reply
    Say Grace
    February 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

    What a bright and fresh looking dish!!! I love cous cous! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      February 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed the recipe. Always happy to share recipes with Y’all. Have a wonderful day.

  • Reply
    Marisa Moore
    February 14, 2018 at 7:01 am

    This looks so light and refreshing! Plus easy to make!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      February 14, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Thank you, Marisa, it is so simple to make. Thank you, for dropping by this morning.

  • Reply
    Bintu (@recipespantry)
    February 14, 2018 at 4:51 am

    This looks so colourful and packed full of flavour. We love a couscous salad for lunch sometimes and this one looks delicious.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Thank you, Bintu, I appreciate you stopping by your comment made my day!
      I hope you try the recipe and come back to let me know.

  • Reply
    Emily Rampton
    February 13, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    This looks like such a healthy and delicious recipe! I love couscous recipes like this

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 23, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Thank you, Emily, it’s a really simple yet fresh-tasting salad that if you love couscous you will love this.

  • Reply
    Sara Lehman
    February 13, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    This looks delicious! I love couscous salads!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      February 13, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you, Sara. Its one if my favorites too. Thanks, for dropping by tonight,

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