Zesty Greek Couscous Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Zesty Greek Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Zesty Greek Couscous

Recipe by  

"Zesty pasta salad made with zucchini, tomato, lemon, and basil."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Put couscous in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over the couscous, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside until the water is absorbed completely, about 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  2. Stir olive oil and lemon juice with the couscous. Fold tomatoes, zucchini, green onion, and basil into the couscous mixture.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  4. Stir feta cheese into the couscous mixture; season with salt and pepper.
Kitchen-Friendly View
  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 5 mins
  • READY IN 4 hrs 25 mins

Reviews More Reviews

Jun 17, 2014

Yummy! Made this for a dinner party and recieved lots of compliments. I also added more lemon juice and olive oil (After removing it from the fridge overnight, it was a little on the dry side. Great, light, refreshing summer side dish. Even my two year old enjoyed it!Will be a staple side dish from now on.

May 13, 2013

Delicious! I only had regular couscous on hand, so I used 1-1/2 cups of that, cooked it accordingly and proceeded w/ the recipe. I did add a bit more olive oil and lemon juice than called for, but that was my personal preference. I agree to def make this ahead, b/c the flavors really develope well once it's had a chance to hang out in the fridge. Very light and fresh tasting...I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 632 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 105.7 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

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

See More
Go Pro!

In Season

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Do Healthy Your Way
Do Healthy Your Way

Low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegan. Get recipes for your lifestyle.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Black Bean and Couscous Salad

See how to make a Southwest-style couscous salad with a tangy vinaigrette.

Greek Pasta Salad I

This salad is bursting with bright colors and fresh, authentic flavors.

Israeli Couscous and Cheese

Check out this deliciously different take on mac and cheese.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States