Oxmoor House
Hands-On Time
12 Mins
Total Time
12 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

What's not to love about this salad? It's sweet, savory, crunchy, and full of bright herbs and lemon juice. You can make it ahead, cover it, and leave it at room temperature up to four hours before serving. Resist the urge to refrigerate it, though–the couscous will dry out quickly. If you're looking for a gluten-free option, try quinoa.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. While water comes to a boil, place couscous in a large skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Stir couscous into boiling water. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

Step 2

While couscous stands, combine lemon juice and next 3 ingredients (through pepper) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add couscous, currants, and remaining ingredients; fluff with a fork. Serve warm, or cover and cool to room temperature.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Real Family Food

Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

September 22, 2014
this is the best couscous salad i have made. all the ingredients shine in this combination, both separately and together. nice contrast of textures.

catherinewc's Review

March 13, 2014

solomoi154's Review

January 20, 2013