Greek Couscous Salad is a light and flavorful dish, perfect for a quick lunch or as a side. It combines couscous with classic Greek salad ingredients and is dressed in a zesty lemon-olive oil dressing. This salad is both refreshing and satisfying.


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl. Pour the boiling water over the couscous, cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.
  2. Fluff the couscous with a fork to separate the grains.
  3. Add the diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese to the couscous.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and dried oregano. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together to combine well.
  6. Garnish the salad with chopped fresh parsley.
  7. Serve the salad at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Protein: 7g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Resting Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Greek Couscous Salad is a delightful blend of textures and flavors, combining the lightness of couscous with the freshness of vegetables and the tanginess of feta cheese. It’s a versatile dish that can be served as a main for a light meal or as a side dish to accompany grilled meats or other Mediterranean dishes. This salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a healthy meal prep option. Enjoy the burst of flavors in this easy-to-make and satisfying salad!

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