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Lemon-Herb Couscous Salad

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


With a simple lemon-herb dressing, this couscous salad makes a healthy and delicious part of your dinner meal. Or, you can also eat it on its own if you are on a diet.



1 1/2 c. dried couscous

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. each Dijon mustard and finely grated lemon zest

1/2 tsp. honey

1 large tomato (diced)

1 medium cucumber (diced)

1/4 c. each walnuts (chopped and toasted) and raisins

1/2 herbs (coarsely chopped)

freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste

salt and pepper


  1. Boil salted water in a large saucepan, then add couscous. Cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine oil, mustard, lemon zest and juice, honey, as well as salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Add couscous to the mixture and mix well.
  4. Add raisins, walnuts, cucumber, tomatoes, and herbs. Add salt and pepper as needed.



For the herbs, you can utilize a combination of mint, parsley, dill, cilantro, or basil.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean