Trader Joe's Southwestern Couscous Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this recipe from Trader Joe's after trying a sample because we loved it. Posting it here for safekeeping! Great for BBQs and picnics because it won't spoil in the heat. I left out the green onions and used a couple tablespoons of a good balsamic vinegar. You could easily add other veggies to this too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare couscous according to package instructions and allow to cool.
  2. Chop veggies and combine with the whole jar of salsa and balsamic, stir in couscous.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste
  4. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

I love Trader Joe's and am always looking for new ways to use their products. I bought the corn salsa today and made a few modifications to this recipe including adding black beans and substituting celery for the cucumber and red onion for the green since that is what I had in the house. Loved it! I'm sure i will use this corn salsa other ways too since it is really delicious!

Chris from Kansas December 07, 2013

I had no corn in chili sauce nor balsamic vinegar; so I used a 14oz can of corn and mixed with a 10oz chiki garlic sauce and the juice of one lime. Delicious but to spicy; should have used only ½ of the chili sauce.

b_assaly June 21, 2009