Couscous Salad

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by mersaydees

This is based on a recipe from Alessandra Avallone's book, The Complete Book of Salads. I'm always on the lookout for a great couscous salad, and I stumbled upon this recipe which I like a lot.

Top Review by evelynathens

Delicious salad. I did add greater quantities of the veggies because we love our summer veggies. I thought the recipe was very flavourful and do have to take issue with Chef Dudo for saying this recipe needed jalapeno or tabasco - it is a Tunisian recipe and complies to that part of the world. Heat is not applied everywhere and to everything!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, boil 1 1/4 cups salted water.
  2. Add turmeric and 1 tablespoon oil, then the couscous.
  3. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to stand 5 minutes.
  4. Turn the couscous out onto a flat platter and separate grains with a fork.
  5. Heat 4 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and cumin seeds.
  6. Add the diced vegetables and saute for 10 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. Mix the couscous and vegetables together in a large bowl and stir well.
  8. Sprinkle with chilli powder or paprika.

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