Cucumber Couscous Salad Recipe

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. —

Cucumber couscous salad is one of my favorite summer salad recipes. It’s easy and delicious and sometimes I can get both the cucumbers and tomatoes out of my summer garden, which I don’t have to tell you, is 10 kinds of fabulous.

couscous salad

Ingredients for Cucumber Couscous Salad:

  • 1 cup couscous {it cooks up to make a lot of couscous}
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion {I chose not to use this}
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced {mine was very garlic-y, even with one}
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese {I was out, so I used mozzarella instead}
couscous salad ingredients

Peel, wash, and dice up your cucumbers.

chopped cucumbers

Then move onto your tomatoes. Mine were juicy little buggers so it was a slippery affair.

dice tomatoes

Chop up everything else and throw it into a bowl.

tomato couscous salad

In a separate container {I just used a measuring cup since it was already dirty} mix together your oil, vinegar, salt, and garlic, and mix the liquid into your chopped up vegetables.

vinegar dressing

While you’re slicing vegetables, boil your water for couscous. Follow the directions on the couscous package. Mine took less than 5 minutes to cook and fluff. Once your couscous is ready, dump it on top of the vegetables and mix it all together.

couscous salad

Wasn’t that easy? Just a few steps, and dinner is made! Easy cucumber couscous salad. Perfect for a hot summer night. Enjoy!

couscous salad





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  1. kelleyn :

    Yummy! Perfect for summer!

  2. The Mommy Therapy :

    This looks amazing! I have a greek salad that I make with similar ingredients, minus the couscous. I make it all the time, so this would be a delicious slight change, without completely throwing me off. :)

    Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Meghan :

    Hi! This is totally similar to a Greek salad but I love your changes. I didn’t have enough couscous so I substituted orzo – yum. And I used red wine vinegar instead of white. Can’t wait for lunch now!
    Great blog. :)

  4. katrina :

    This looks yummy! I make couscous sometimes and just slice avacado and tomato beside it. I also like the garlic one with cottage cheese on the side. Yummmmmm

  5. Meg A. :

    I made this last night… SOO TASTY. Just had some leftovers for lunch as well :-)

  6. Ivy Tan :

    This looks so easy to make. Loving it already!