Couscous and Cherry Tomato Salad

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a wonderful side dish that me mum (my English mother-in-law) has prepared for us twice now upon visiting. Some of the last batch is still in the fridge as I write this, and I can't stop nibbling at it! I finally remembered to get the recipe this time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the couscous in a bowl and pour over 300ml (1/2 pint) boiling water.
  2. Leave for 30 minutes until the water has been completely absorbed, allow to cool.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro and seasoning to taste.
  4. Add chili pepper, tomatoes and onions and stir gently to combine ingredients.
  5. Allow to chill for at least an hour. It allows the flavours to mingle.
  6. Keeps well in the fridge for 2 or 3 days.
Most Helpful

forgot the chili pepper, subbed lime for lemon. absolutely loved this! delicious! :)

ladywisconsin April 22, 2010

made this today and loved it, I used one jalapeno pepper in place of the chili pepper next time I'll use two, I also added in a minced garlic clove, lots of freshly ground black pepper, before served I mixed in some cubed feta, so delicious!... thank you for sharing your great recipe Prairie! :)

Kittencal@recipezazz April 11, 2010

Wonderful salad - there are no in-your-face flavours there but the subtle combination is so very, very tasty! Used chives instead of green onion (which I couldn't get!) but otherwise followed the recipe; used 1/2 ts salt (I like to measure :-) ). Really good and will definitely get made again! Thank you!

stormylee August 03, 2009