Party-Size Greek Couscous Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Party-Size Greek Couscous Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Party-Size Greek Couscous Salad

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"If you are tired of the same old potato or macaroni salad and want raves, try this at your next picnic or pot luck! This recipe can be easily adapted depending on the veggies and dressing you use. Salad can be made the night before; however, add dressing just before serving."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions. Transfer to a large serving bowl to cool. Stir to break up clusters of couscous.
  2. When the couscous has cooled to room temperature, mix in tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, cucumber, parsley, and feta. Gradually stir vinaigrette into couscous until you arrive at desired moistness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2007

This one absolutely ROCKS, I take it everywhere, have passed the recipe out at least 5 times by request. It's also great if you have a vegetarian living with you...make one batch of this and it's lunch for a week. My mom commented that it's just like one of the salads sold at Whole Foods, only this doesn't cost $8/lb. I use Roma tomatoes rather than cherry tomatoes because they maintain their shape a bit better...and a word on couscous...make sure you check the outside of the box about how much one box makes. If you use Far East brand, you have to use 2 boxes instead of one. Two chopped red bell peppers seem to go over better than mixed ones. I also put in a larger container of feta. If your grocery store doesn't have greek salad dressing in a bottle, mix together 1/3c each of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and that works, too. When not making this for a party, I serve this as the side dish sometimes with "Cousin Cosmo's Greek Chicken," also on this site. We call it Greek Night, and my 3 kids LOVE Greek Night!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2005

I tried this out before making for our upcoming block party. I thought it was good, but nobody in my family cared for it - and most of them love couscous! Maybe it was the flavoring in the couscous...

 
Mar 16, 2007

I scaled this down to 7 servings (of which 2 people ate nearly all!). *blush* I didn't have any boxed couscous mixes on hand, but did have plain whole wheat couscous; so I sauteed it in butter, then simmered it in chicken broth, a splash of chardonnay, along with Italian seasoning, garlic & onion powders & some salt. Used grape tomatoes & Girard's Greek Feta Vinaigrette (yum!) and this was a hit! DH asked me to make it again. Thanks, Gourmet631!

 
Apr 09, 2007

Very good salad with beautiful visual presentation. I also used Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing as others recommended with very good results. I used garlic-herb feta and tossed in extra veggies. The great thing about this recipe is it can be customized so easily. Add left over chicken and you have a meal. Thanks Gourmet631.

 
Jun 20, 2005

This was a hit at my recent "Greek" dinner party. The few things I changed: 1 green pepper and less cucumber (< 1/2), dried parsley. I didn't measure the salad dressing, just drizzled and stirred until right texture. This salad is wonderful! I made a few couscous converts too! Thanks

 
Jul 17, 2006

I made this receipe with whole wheat couscous--Trader Joe's--and it was wonderful!! Healthy, more fiber than a pasta salad or even a rice salad. Great with the feta. Have made this with my own and with Paul Newman's Greek Dressing--both work well.

 
Mar 06, 2012

I cut this back using ONE box of couscous mix. Because I could not find garlic and herb couscous mix, I added in some homemade greek seasoning and fresh minced garlic. I cut everything else back except the cucumbers and tomatoes. This is divine! I can't stop eating it. This is one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. This recipe's a keeper.

 
Jul 22, 2006

Great for picnics or large gatherings. Made (for 50) the night before, left in fridge overnight and added salad dressing before serving. Brought this to my boyfriend's church picnic and two ppl asked for the recipe. :) Only changes would be to use English cukes (no seeds) and add more cherry tomatoes. I thought the feta was a little low but the bf loved the balance of grain, veggie and cheese. Will certainly make again. Enjoy!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 642 mg
  • 26%

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

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