Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Couscous Salad

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A delicious, flavor packed, and healthy couscous salad with sun dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, and cucumber dressed in a flavorful lemon vinaigrette 

A delicious, flavor packed, and healthy couscous salad with sun dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, and cucumber dressed in a flavorful lemon vinaigrette 

It’s no secret here on the blog that quinoa in a salad is one of my favorite ways to eat a salad (or quinoa for that matter), but this year I’ve mixed it up a bit by using couscous in place of the quinoa and those salads have been equally popular! This Greek couscous salad has been one of the most popular salads this year and I’ve had so many requests for more.

Apparently I’m not the only one obsessed with a bit hearty salad 🙂 My sister actually tried this salad at my house when I first tested it and she couldn’t stop talking about it. She asked me for the recipe so I took a photo of my notebook with scribbled recipe notes and she re-created it the very next day for a dinner party. After getting dozens of requests for the recipe she called me and said my notebook page needed to be published ASAP! So here it is and *spoiler alert* it is crazy easy to make!

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Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Couscous Salad

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A delicious, flavor packed, and healthy couscous salad with sun dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, and cucumber dressed in a flavorful lemon vinaigrette 
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Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Couscous Salad

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A delicious, flavor packed, and healthy couscous salad with sun dried tomatoes, toasted almonds, and cucumber dressed in a flavorful lemon vinaigrette 
Course Salad
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword couscous salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 262kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup regular couscous
  • 1 jar (6.7 ounces) sundried tomatoes packed in oil (recomend Delallo), coarsely chopped
  • 3 small persian cucumbers, coined and halved
  • 1 package/bag (5 ounces) baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup toasted almonds
  • Optional: feta cheese

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (don't use regular mustard)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions

  • Prepare the couscous according to package directions. Fluff with a fork and then place in the fridge to cool down.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the veggies: coarsely chop the sundried tomatoes, coin and halve the persian cucumbers, and remove stems then coarsely chop the spinach.
  • If desired, toast the almonds: place the almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat and stir constantly until lightly fragrant watching carefully to not burn them
  • Prepare the dressing: add all of the ingredients to a large mason jar. Place on the lid and shake everything to combine. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • To serve: add the cooled couscous to a large bowl. Add in the tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, and toasted almonds. Gently toss everything to combine. Add the dressing (to desired preference) and toss to coat everything. If desired, add feta cheese. Serve immediately!
  • If you aren't eating this salad all in one event/sitting and want leftovers, only add almonds and dressing to what will be eaten. This salad doesn't sit well with the dressing or almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 262kcal

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