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Confetti Couscous Salad

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This colorful confetti of tastes and textures from the veggies to the Feta cheese livens up our chilled Confetti Couscous Salad. Get ready for raves when you serve this super change of pace go-along at any of your gatherings.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) package couscous
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
What To Do:
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water or broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Lightly fluff couscous and place in a large bowl to cool.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; mix well. Chill at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Stir in cheese just before serving.

What is Couscous? Couscous is a type of tiny pasta made of wheat or barely. It's traditional to North African cuisine, but today couscous has become popular in American home-cooking. It's a great accompaniment to meat, especially meat stew, and it can also be used as filler in meat patties. Couscous is a great standby starch for anytime of the year, and it's a nice change of pace from white rice or potatoes. 


Spring Vegetable Couscous One-Pot Couscous

Confetti Couscous Salad is a non-traditional couscous recipe, which we like to serve at potlucks or along side a nicely cooked piece of meat (see also our Spring Vegetable Couscous). If you're interested in a more traditional couscous recipe, check out our One-Pot Couscous recipe.


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This was a hit at a birthday picnic! Everyone wanted to recipe. I used Pearl couscous (prepared in chicken broth), and I added garbanzo beans. I did not use Italian dressing as others have mentioned (and wouldn't either), but did double the lemon juice to give it that extra "light and fresh" flavor. I think the dressing would make it too familiar and heavy.

Love this salad! It's so simple and fresh. I usually make it for guests or going to someone's house for dinner and someone always asks for the recipe!

Bill's loves this and will eat all of it himself

I made this for 4th of July, and it was a big hit. By accident I bought a box of "pearl" couscous instead of regular, but I think it was a wonderful mistake! I would recommend using the pearl. It was very delicious!!

will prepare for 4th dinner my grandkids really like couscous I may add diced turkey for 1 dish meal

I make this all the time but add some bottled Italian salad dressing. It is always very popular with guests. You can add any vegetables and garbanzo beans are good too.


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