Couscous Salad | Summer Salad Recipes - Tickling Palates (2024)

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Ever since I started using Couscous for Breakfast as Puttu, serving the kids in the mornings became such a breeze. But this is the first time, I’m using Couscous in a salad. With the summer building up to its peak, eating a full fledged meal is proving to be more difficult and having a wholesome diet with all the nutrients in a salad has become more than welcome. Indian summer salads use lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and are also very easy to make as well and more over they require very little or no cooking at all which is a big welcome in this sweltering heat.

This month we decided to go Gourmet with Vegan recipes from Roxana’s space and I chose this simple yet scrumptious salad as this itself makes a wholesome meal in itself.

This salad brings out the different tastes and you just can’t help appreciating the different textures of all the ingredients of the salad. You may also be interested to check out these Savory Couscous Muffins which makes for a healthy snack.

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Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 2 mins | Makes: 1 small bowl
Cuisine: American | Category:Salads

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  • Couscous – ½ cup
  • Cucumber – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Red Onion – 1 (optional)
  • Raw Mango – ¼ cup
  • Watermelon, chopped – ¼ cup
  • Coriander leaves – 4 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Olive / Vegetable oil – 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper – to taste
  • Salt – to taste


    1. Heat a pan with ¼ cup of water and add 2 pinch salt to it. When it comes to a boil, add the couscous, shake the pan and close with a lid and let it be for 10 minutes.
    2. Peel, remove the seeds and chop the cucumber finely. Cut the tomato into two, scoop the seeds out and chop them finely as well. Chop the onion (if using) and mango finely.
    3. Deseed the melon and chop finely. Use only the leaves of the coriander / parsley and chop them fine as well.
    4. In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together lemon juice and oil till they emulsify well. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
    5. In a big bowl place the chopped vegetables, watermelon and add the dressing and toss well to coat.
    6. Fluff the couscous with a fork and it to the salad bowl and toss well to coat and mix together.
    7. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

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  1. Feel free to add roasted nuts like peanuts or almonds.
  2. You can add carrots, zucchini cooked peas along with the other vegetables.
  3. You can also add seedless black grapes and pomegranate pearls along with watermelon.

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  1. Princy Vinoth

    Looks so good.I didnt know the indian name for couscous thanks for sharing.


  2. Preeti Jaipal

    looks colorful n healthy...


  3. Kaveri Venkatesh

    Lovely colourful salad...Where did you get it known by this name only in the shops?


  4. Gayathri Ramanan

    healthy salad...


  5. Sumee

    I make lot of couscous salad too... If you find pearl couscous try them.. My kids especially love the bigger bolder texture.


  6. Priya Suresh

    Prefect salad for hot weather,beautifully done.


  7. divya

    wow looks awesome, stunning clicks dear:)


  8. Nisa Homey

    What a healthy bowl of the colors too.


  9. Vidya Chandrahas

    Super comfort and healthy salad for summer.


  10. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

    really very very healthy, colorful and appealing dear...


  11. Divya Shivaraman

    couscous works majic with dishes...this is really a wonderful salad


  12. Arthy Suman

    very tempting n inviting, love to have this...


  13. anusha praveen

    <3 the clicks Radhi. cute bowl and cous cous- delish


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