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-Perfectly cooked whole wheat couscous, fresh 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-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 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!

 

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

 

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: 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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