Greek Couscous Salad

Greek Couscous Salad-Perfectly cooked whole wheat couscous, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, & herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette. Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

Greek Couscous Salad- Perfectly cooked whole wheat couscous, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, & herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette.  Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 5 SmartPoints!

 

Greek Couscous Salad is perfectly cooked whole wheat couscous, fresh roma tomatoes, cucumber, onion, & herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette. Weight Watchers friendly recipe! www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I’m always trying to create easy make ahead salads and side dishes that require little to no cooking.   We all have busy weeks, so if I can cut down on the time in the kitchen, it’s a real big deal!  My Greek Couscous Salad is a delicious blend of fresh ingredients perfect for a side dish or lunch.  Perfectly cooked whole wheat couscous, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette.  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 5 SmartPoints.

 

Couscous is one of those foods I always forget about, but love to eat.  Little bites of dough is delicious by itself or mixed with just about anything.  I recently found whole wheat couscous at the grocery store and was super happy because whole wheat is 1 less Weight Watchers SmartPoint than regular couscous.  What I like about couscous is that you can cook it ahead of time and eat it at room temperature or cold.  It’s just like quinoa… you can add any mix of ingredients and it will taste delicious!

 

I randomly crave specific cuisines and a while back Greek food was on my mind.  From someone who never ate Greek food until about 10 years ago, I’m a fanatic.  I wanted a quick and easy salad with the flavors of Greek food so I created this super easy couscous salad.

 

To start, cook up the couscous!

   

 

 

In large pot, bring vegetable broth to a boil.  Stir in couscous.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 13 minutes.  Fluff couscous with a fork.  Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.

 

 

While the couscous is cooking, dice up fresh roma tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, dill, and parsley.

 

 

Not only does this salad have fresh vegetables, there is also a delicious and light vinaigrette added to really elevate the flavors.  The vinaigrette is lemon juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

 

 

To a large bowl, add couscous diced tomato, diced cucumber, diced red onion, dill, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.  Mix it up then top with crumbled feta CHEESE!!

 

Greek Couscous Salad is a blend of whole wheat couscous, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, & herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette. Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Greek Couscous Salad is a delicious blend of fresh ingredients perfect for a side dish or lunch.  Perfectly cooked whole wheat couscous, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette.  Make this on Sunday for meal prep and have a quick weekday lunch ready to go!  I like to serve this salad alongside my Steak Gyro Wraps or Healthy Chicken GyrosLess than 8 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving!

 

This Greek Couscous Salad is a blend of whole wheat couscous, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion, & herbs mixed with a light vinaigrette. Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Serves 4

Greek Couscous Salad

5 SMARTPOINTS per serving

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Israeli Whole Wheat Couscous
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cup Diced Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Diced Cucumber
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • ¼ Cup Diced Fresh Dill
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
  • Juice of Half Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Fat Free Feta Cheese

Instructions

  1. In large pot, bring vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 13 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.
  2. Dice tomato and set aside.
  3. Slice cucumber in half lengthwise, then again. Slice into thin pieces and set aside.
  4. Dice onion into small pieces and set aside.
  5. Mince dill and parsley and set aside.
  6. To the bowl of couscous, add diced tomato, diced cucumber, diced red onion, dill, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and top with feta cheese.

Notes

Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.

NUTRITION: Makes 4 - (5 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 168 FAT: 7.2 SATURATED FAT: 0.9 CARBS: 22 FIBER: 2.5 SUGARS: 0.9 PROTEIN: 5.6

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26 Comments

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    Kristi
    September 26, 2017 at 10:12 am This dish looks delicious and I love that it's only 20 minutes from start to finish! Kristi recently posted...Sin Is Not a Game, But This IsMy Profile
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm It's a great quick salad or side dish idea! Thanks Kristi :)
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    Kari
    September 26, 2017 at 10:45 am I've only tried couscous once, but need to start cooking with it more often. I'm on a kick to eat healthier and will be bookmarking this recipe.. Kari recently posted...10 Ways To Have More Fun with Your KidsMy Profile
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm It's delicious and healthy! Thanks for saving this recipe Kari :)
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    Andy Schwartz
    September 26, 2017 at 10:48 am 5 Smart Points! Yes! This sounds delicious. I've never prepared the pearl couscous. I'm going to give this a try!
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm I hope you do try it Andy!!
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    Susannah
    September 26, 2017 at 11:21 am Oh yum! This salad sounds fantastic! Susannah recently posted...Living Life BoldlyMy Profile
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    Heather
    September 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm Yum! I love CousCous salad and your recipes sounds delicious! Heather recently posted...Menu Monday – Freezer Challenge Week 2My Profile
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    Jane Davidson | Typically Jane
    September 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm Pinning to save for later! his looks so so so good! And, double win, healthy! I can't wait to make it.
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm Thank you for pinning Jane :)!
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    Kristen Jones
    September 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm This looks so yummy! I've never tried Couscous before and it looks pretty easy to make, too! Kristen Jones recently posted...CROPPED FAUX FUR VESTMy Profile
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm Oh you should totally try it!!
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    Ashley
    September 26, 2017 at 7:50 pm Greek food is my favorite! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
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    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    September 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm I've been obsessed with couscous lately - def gonna give this recipe a go
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm I've been on a huge couscous kick lately also Felicia!
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    Kristi
    September 27, 2017 at 12:58 am Yum! This looks delish and super healthy! I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate couscous. Thanks for sharing!!
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm It's a great combo... delicious & healthy :) Thanks Kristi!
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    Jenny
    September 27, 2017 at 1:04 am This looks so good! I'll totally have to try it.
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm You should totally try it... it's delicious!!
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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    September 28, 2017 at 2:14 am This looks SO good! Saving this for later!
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm Thank you for saving Crystal!
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    Jenna Urben
    September 28, 2017 at 10:13 am I love pearl couscous, this looks great! Jenna Urben recently posted...Bridal Shower Invitations with Basic InviteMy Profile
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      Kristine
      October 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm It's so good! Thank you Jenna :)

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