Couscous salad recipe

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This easy vegetable and feta couscous salad has just a handful of ingredients and is ready to eat in 10 minutes - the perfect dish for busy weeknights

easy vegetable and feta couscous salad
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories224 Kcal11%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

This easy vegetable and feta couscous salad is speedy to make and so tasty - perfect for serving up for a quick, satisfying lunch. 

With just a handful of ingredients, it's amazing just how much bright and fresh flavour this salad has. The sweet cherry tomatoes and salty feta are the perfect combination for summer dining. You can serve this as a light meal, but it also makes a great side dish to have at a barbecue or as part of a picnic or buffet spread. It's a great, affordable dish, one of our best summer cheap family meals. You can add any other extra leftover vegetables or herbs you might have to hand too, to make it go even further.


  • 250g couscous
  • 6 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • Zested rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 350-500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g pack feta cheese, cubed
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly chopped chives, plus chives for garnish




  1. Tip the couscous into a bowl and pour over 400ml boiling water. Mix well, then leave it to stand for about 5 minutes, stirring it occasionally to keep the grains of couscous separate.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and salt and pepper into the couscous and mix well.
  3. Stir in the spring onions, celery, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. Spoon into serving bowls and garnish with chives, to serve.

Top tip for making couscous salad

For more flavour, make the couscous with chicken or vegetable stock instead of water. Plum cherry tomatoes have a sweeter flavour than regular cherry tomatoes, so they're our favourite kind to use here.

Food & Recipes writer

Sue McMahon is a former Food and Recipes Writer at GoodTo and Cooking Editor at Woman's Weekly. Her primary passion is cakes and Sue regularly travels the world teaching cake decorating. Her biggest achievement to date was winning the Prix d’honneur at La Salon Culinaire International de Londres beating over 1,200 other entries.