New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Couscous and Cucumber Salad

KRISTAB

"Encourage guests to squeeze the juice from the lemon wedges on to the salad."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 142 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

On Sale

What's on sale near you.

or

Sort stores by

We're showing stores near
{{city}}
Update Location
(uses your location)



  • offer photo
offer photo

May we suggest

ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cup water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in cucumber, green onion, parsley, basil and couscous. Mix well and chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. Line a plate with lettuce leaves. Spoon couscous mixture over leaves and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 142 calories; 3.6 g fat; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 227 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar recipes

Reviews

Read all reviews 105
  1. 135 Ratings

  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
Most helpful positive review

I LOVE THIS RECIPE! It is light and refreshing. A few changes I made: I've made it both with couscous and with orzo. Since the orzo was a thicker, larger substance than the couscous, it worke...

Most helpful critical review

I think it needs a little more flavor. Next time I would add some minced garlic and more spices.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

I LOVE THIS RECIPE! It is light and refreshing. A few changes I made: I've made it both with couscous and with orzo. Since the orzo was a thicker, larger substance than the couscous, it worke...

Quite nice, couscous soaks up the flavour. Try adding some extra vinaigrette just before serving. You may want a lower grain-to-veggie ratio, and if so toss in some chopped tomatoes and sliced...

My husband and I loved it!!!! I added some feta cheese and a can of tomatoes and it added so much to the flavor. We will be doing this agian soon!!!

I love couscous but I prefer having more veggies than grain so I pumped up this recipie a bit by adding celery and tomates too. Regardless, this is a great recipie.

My new absolute favorite! The seasonings and lemon are perfect together, and the cucumber was just made for it. Could easily add tomatoes, bell peppers, or other crunchy-type veggies but it's p...

I used the advice of others and added less lemon juice, and I also added some fat-free plain yogurt and chopped mint for a more mediterranean flavor... the couscous soaked up the liquids well an...

I think it needs a little more flavor. Next time I would add some minced garlic and more spices.

This is one of my husband's new favorite recipes. Light and healthy, but filling. We usually put the mixture in a wrap or pita to eat it.

This is a good cold salad that's easy enough to make. I would recommend cutting back on the water a bit, though, so the herbs and spices are a little more prevalent.