Cranberry and Feta Couscous Salad

    15 min

    A truly delicious couscous salad. Couscous is cooked with cranberries, then tossed with cucumber, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. For additional crunch, why not add some toasted walnuts.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 60g couscous
    • 40g dried cranberries
    • 150ml boiling water
    • 1/2 cucumber, diced
    • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette or to taste
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Place the couscous and cranberries in a heatproof bowl. Pour in the boiling water and stir with a fork. Cover the bowl with cling film and set aside 5 to 10 minutes.
    2. Fluff the couscous with a fork and fold in the cucumber and feta cheese. Season to taste with balsamic vinaigrette and salt.

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    This was delicious and very flavorful! I tripled it and used whole wheat couscous and reduced fat feta. I ate it warm for lunch and served it cold for a side at a BBQ. Perfect both ways. I didn't have dressing so I just did 2 parts olive oil to like 1.5 parts balsamic vinegar and a couple cloves of minced garlic. This was pretty garlicky so I wouldn't suggest you doing that unless you don't have dressing Thanks for a truly great recipe ~ this will be a staple this summer.  -  07 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    overall I enjoyed this dish. The combination of feta and cranberries is wonderful however I did not care for the balsamic dressing. Next time i may try some olive oil and maybe a splash of lemon instead of the balsamic  -  14 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very wonderful flavor. You need to cut the water in half though, it should be a 1:1 ratio between cous cous and water, even with the dried cranberries. Also, I subbed cropped spinach for cucumbers and it was delicious.  -  12 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)