Moroccan Couscous and Lentil Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another recipe from Epicurious. Can substitute rice, quinoa or larger couscous as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan simmer lentils in water to cover by 2 inches until tender but not falling apart, 15 to 20 minutes, and drain well.
  2. Transfer hot lentils to a bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cool lentils completely, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a saucepan bring water to a boil and add couscous and salt.
  5. Remove pan from heat and let couscous stand, covered, 5 minutes.
  6. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil and cool completely, stirring occasionally.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together garlic paste, remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir lentils and dressing into couscous. Chill salad, covered, at least 3 hours and up to 24.
  9. Just before serving, stir in remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.