5 from 10 votes
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill
1 hr
Total Time
35 mins
 
This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is packed with Pearl Couscous, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, red onions, fresh parsley, asparagus, olives, roasted red peppers, Goats Cheese and tossed in a homemade vinaigrette dressing. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal, Pot Luck, or gathering.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Couscous Salad, Israeli Couscous, Mediterranean Salad
Servings: 8 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 8- ounces Israeli Couscous (Pearl Couscous) cooked per package instructions
  • 1/2 pound Thin Asparagus, ends trimmed, steamed lightly
  • 1 1/2 cups Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large Roasted Red Pepper or 1 Jarred Red Pepper, chopped
  • 6- ounce Jar of Quartered Artichoke hearts, preferably not marinated drained
  • 1/3 cup Diced Red Onion
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 10 Greek Olives optional
  • 4 ounces Crumbled Goat’s cheese +more if desired
Homemade Greek Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Organic Greek Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to own taste
  • 10 Grinds Black Peppercorns
Instructions
Homemade Greek Dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl, whisk thoroughly until combined. Reserve until needed for the recipe.
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
  1. Cook the Israeli Couscous according to the package directions in a pot of salted boiling water- about 8 minutes, Drain the couscous and lightly rinse. Once rinsed place in a large salad serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, while couscous is cooking, lightly steam the trimmed bite-sized asparagus- about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add halved grapes tomatoes, chopped Roasted peppers, quartered artichoke hearts, diced red onion, chopped parsley, Greek Olives, and Goat's Cheese to the salad serving bowl. Toss to combine, then add 3/4 of the Homemade Greek Dressing and toss again to combine.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 60 minutes to chill, remove from refrigerator and add the remaining 1/4 Homemade Greek Dressing, lightly toss the Mediterranean Couscous Salad before serving.