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couscous salad meal prep

Greek Couscous Salad

A healthy meal prep recipe giving a taste of Greece!
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 600 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 2 Packages (4.7 oz each) Pearled Couscous Mix Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil flavored
  • 1 English (or hothouse) cucumber (coarsely chopped)
  • 3 Bell peppers (1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow) (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 1 Large red onion (chopped)
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 Cup Flat leaf Italian parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 Cans (15 oz each) Chickpeas
  • Feta cheese (to taste)
  • 1 Lemon, cut into wedges

Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Freshly cracked pepper (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare couscous mix according to package. If you're using your own couscous, be sure to season.
  • While the couscous is cooking, prep vegetables; chop cucumber, peppers, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. Finely chop parsley and soak the red onion in cold water for 10 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas, roast in the oven if preferred.
  • Prepare the dressing by adding all to a mason jar. Seal the jar and shake until combined.
  • TO SERVE: Add couscous to a large bowl and allow to cool, add in vegetables and chickpeas. Add in feta cheese, freshly squeezed lemon, salt and pepper to taste, and dressing.
  • TO MEAL PREP: Divide the dressing evenly into 6 small containers. Divide the rest of the ingredients into 6 equal parts in small containers and refrigerate.
Keyword Greek couscous salad, greek salads with couscous