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Couscous and Cucumber Salad

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"Encourage guests to squeeze the juice from the lemon wedges on to the salad."
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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  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

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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.

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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.