This is one of my absolute favourite, go to, quick and delicious and healthy dinners that I came up with in University as a mix of two of my favourite fast food salads. My salad recipe is also one of the most requested that I get, so I figured I had to share. This is scrumptious as is, or add in your favourite vegetables, or some lean meat. If I want to make this more protein packed, I cook up some cubed chicken and mix it in when I serve.
It is also great to bring to a party or BBQ.
To make it a bit more chic, serve in small cups or endive leaves for a crowd pleasing treat.
I pretty much could eat this whole bowl, so I’m sure you will love it too!
One Box Couscous – I use the roasted garlic and olive oil.
(Check out my Tipsy’s for how to make fresh couscous)
2 tsp Lemon and Herb Seasoning, adjust to your liking!
1/2 package of Cherry Tomatoes (Halved)
1-2 Bell Peppers
1/2 bunch of Green Onions
1 small head of Kale or other green. (If you are going to serve in small cups or endive leaves, omit or chop very small)
1 large can of Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 Lemons (zest and juice)
1 container Light Feta
Cook the couscous according to the package directions.
Let the Couscous cool, you dont have to let it be cold, but the warmer it is, the salad gets a little gummy.
Chop all of your vegetables into bite size pieces.
Mix your vegetables, chick peas, lemon herb seasoning, lemon juice, and lemon zest into the cous cous.
Serve with feta crumbled on top!
– I use boxed couscous because it is easy, and already has seasoning with it. If you want to make fresh couscous with your own seasoning here is the recipe:
1 cup Couscous
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Seasoning, I would just use some of the Lemon Herb seasoning that you would use for this recipe.
Bring couscous, water, and olive oil to a boil and remove from heat, keeping covered for 5 minutes. Mix in seasoning.
-Use a fork to fluff up your couscous. The fork breaks up the couscous and adds air.
-If you know you are going to eat over a few days you can keep all of the parts separate and then mix together so that there is no sogginess!