Couscous Cucumber Salad Recipe

Couscous Cucumber Salad is one of the most famous summer salad dishes and recognized as the good cold salad. As the name speaks, the main ingredients of this salad are couscous and cucumber that are combined with other components like parsley, basil, lemon and spring onions. To make it tastier and attractive serve it with the inside layer of cos lettuce in plate. The good thing about this salad is that it is much convenient to prepare at home and gives lighter and refreshing effect. This salad is a perfect blend of ingredients that are not only great in taste but also keep you healthy and you can also include it in your diet as a good starter. This simple recipe takes only ten minutes to be prepared. In order to make this yummy salad, read this guide on how to make a Couscous Cucumber Salad:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 08
Utensils: kettle, bowl, Spoon, medium sized bowl and plate.


– 300g (10 oz) uncooked couscous
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 7 tablespoons lemon juice
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
– 1/2 bunch finely chopped spring onions
– handful chopped fresh parsley
– small handful chopped fresh basil
– 6 leaves cos lettuce
– lemon wedges to garnish


  • 1

    Take a bowl and place couscous in it.

  • 2

    Pour 400ml water in the kettle to heat. When the water boils, pour it over couscous. Let it stand for 5 minutes but keep it covered. Then, uncover it and put it to cool at room temperature.

  • 3

    Then take a medium sized bowl and combine oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in it. Blend them with other ingredients; parsley, cucumber, basil, spring onion and couscous and combine them until all the ingredients mix well.

  • 4

    Before serving, place it for at least 1 hour to make colder.

  • 5

    After that take a plate and line it with lettuce leaves and couscous mixture. Spoon over the leaves and dress them with lemon wedges. The Couscous Cucumber Salad is ready to serve.

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