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Lisa’s Whole Wheat CousCous Salad

Add some cooked chicken or shrimp and a little feta cheese and you have a complete meal. Delicious! It’s a tabbouleh type salad and you can do all kinds of versions depending on your taste and what veggies you have. Add some olive oil, cilantro or mint, garlic or a little cumin if you wish.

Lisa’s Whole Wheat CousCous Salad

  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup onion, chopped – use green onion or red onion
  • 1-2 cups little salad tomatoes, chopped
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups cooked, diced chicken – optional

In a large sauce pan combone water, butter or oil and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, pour in 1 cup dry couscous, stir well. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Add rest of ingredients. Chill. Serve as a side salad or add chicken and serve as a main dish.

Recipe adapted from Lisa Beans. Thanks Lisa!


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