Pearl couscous Salad

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Here is a light salad with couscous and a vinaigrette. The texture of pearl couscous is unique, and it works well with the crunch from fresh vegetables. With summers fast approaching, a light salad for lunch is such a great idea. 

Couscous is a North African dish made from tiny steamed balls of semolina flour. I love regular couscous and keep a pack always handy to fix a quick meal. The pearls take a little longer to cook, but they add a lot to the dish.

Pair it with cooked vegetables and protein for a delicious meal. I usually cook couscous in lightly salted water and occasionally in stock. I hope you do enjoy this salad. 

Recipe of Pearl couscous salad

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2


  • Pearl couscous 150 gms
  • Onions sliced ½
  • Cherry tomatoes 5-6 sliced
  • Corn 3 tbsp
  • Feta cheese 2tbsp
  • Radish 2 sliced
  • Rocket leaves ½ cup


  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Honey 1 tsp
  • Thyme ¼ tsp
  • Salt and pepper

Method :

Bring some water to boil in a deep bottom pan. Add the measured quantity of pearl couscous and let it cook with intermittent stirring. After 6-7 minutes, turn off the heat and let the couscous drain in a colander. Add a little oil to avoid the pearls getting attached. In the meantime, place the ingredients for dressing in a jar and give a good mix.

In a big mixing bowl, place all the ingredients except the cheese. Pour the dressing and give it a toss.  Add the cheese and toss again. Serve immediately.

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