Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Couscous is a great "fast-food". Boil water, add the couscous, wait 5 minutes and it's done. The following salad can be created in very little time and is tasty and healthy. Couscous is a grain that has little flavor on its own (somewhat like rice) so can be used in both salty and sweet dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the couscous and salt and stir well.
  3. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. Using a fork, fluff up the couscous until there are no lumps.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl.
  6. Add the bell pepper, chilies, tomato, carrots, scallions, garlic, basil, cilantro, mint, vinegar, and oil to the warm couscous and mix well with a fork to separate the grains.
  7. Add the salt and fresh pepper, cover, and chill for 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with the cheese just before serving.