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Couscous and Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Couscous and Cucumber Salad

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

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2008

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 worked better with the cucumber. I also used 2 whole cucumbers which was NOT too much. I made it recently as a main dish, and just added sliced chicken breast (grilled on the George Forman with lemon pepper seasoning - EASY!)... it was just right. Thanks for submitting this recipe, it's one of my favorites!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2003

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

 
Nov 03, 2003

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 black olives. This goes great and can make a greek sort of salad.

 
Jul 13, 2003

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!!!

 
Jul 15, 2003

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.

 
Apr 12, 2006

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 perfect just as-is. I'd give it more than five stars if I could. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

 
Feb 01, 2007

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 and it was tasty for days!

 
Jan 25, 2004

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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