Greek-Style Couscous Salad

When I think picnic lunch fare, I think of this dish. Easy, healthy and flavor packed. Occasionally I will make this salad using farro or barely, if I’d rather skip the pasta, but it really is wonderful with large couscous, which soak up the dressing, and have a nice chewy consistency against the crunch of fresh veggies. Substitute quinoa or rice to make it gluten-free.

Greek-Style Couscous Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
When I think picnic lunch fare, I think of this dish. Easy, healthy and flavor packed. Occasionally I will make this salad using farro or barely, if I'd rather skip the pasta, but it really is wonderful with large couscous, which soak up the dressing, and have a nice chewy consistency against the crunch of fresh veggies. Substitute quinoa or rice to make it gluten-free.
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Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces pearl couscous, sometimes called Israeli couscous
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 8 ounces cucumber, cut into small cubes, about 1 ½ cups
  • 8 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, about 1 ½ cups
  • 1 14- ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained well*
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons for the couscous

Instructions
 

  • Begin by cooking the couscous according to package directions. Usually this is similar to cooking pasta (in salted water), and should take around 10-12 minutes. Drain well, and toss with two teaspoons of olive oil.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the salad in a serving bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing ingredients – the lemon juice through the olive oil. Stir well to combine.
  • When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
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