Cold Couscous Salad

Cold Couscous Salad

I first created this dish several years ago when I struggled to find something that my very food allergic culinary instructor could eat at a small pot luck party. Something along these lines surfaced on the internet and it’s been stuck in my head ever since.


It’s a shame that I haven’t made it again until now. It was such a hit at the time, everyone in class loved it, and when I think of feta, I think of, and crave, this dish.


When I started imagining what I should do for a pot luck this past weekend I realized that I just had to make this again. It’s so simple, so light, and fresh, it was perfect for what was bound to be a warm evening.

Cold Couscous Salad
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Salads
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups uncooked couscous
  • ½ cup cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 3 roma tomatos, seeded and diced
  • ½ large red onion, diced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  1. Cook your couscous according to package direction. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and allow to cool to room temperature occasionally tossing with a fork.
  2. While your couscous is cooling, chop and prepare all your vegetables.
  3. Combine all ingredients.
  4. Serve right away or chill until needed. This will last in your fridge for 4-5 days


There isn’t anything about this salad that’s not amazing.


This recipe is for the standard amount, but can very easily be increased to feed a crowd or to just have on hand for several days of easy lunches.