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Couscous salad

Israeli Summer Salad with Couscous And vegetables

Course Salad
Cuisine global vegetarian


  • 1 cup Israeli couscous pearl couscous
  • 1/2 cup colored bell peppers chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • handful parsley finely chopped
  • 10 black olives roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp freshly pounded black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • pinch Aof salt


  • In a heavy bottom pan, dry roast the couscous until slightly browned. You can skip this step but roasting it brings out a lovely flavour just as it does in our local rawa for upma
  • Add 1.5 cups of hot water to it and boil till done. Drain the water and set aside till cool.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients in the salad bowl and stir.
  • Add in all the ingredients apart from feta cheese and mix with dressing.
  • Add feta and gently mix so that it doesn't become a mush.
  • Serve immediately
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