Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Feta and Mint

I created this Mediterranean salad to pair with a white-blend wine from South Africa. The saltiness of the feta and the freshness of the mint and vegetables made a perfect accompaniment to the citrus and herb notes of the wine. I cut up and dressed the vegetables the night before and then the morning that I was serving the salad, I cooked up the couscous following the directions on the package then tossed it with the vegetables and feta.



Step: 1

Combine red bell pepper, cucumber, scallions, mint leaves, lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil in a bowl. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

Step: 2

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat and stir in couscous, butter, and salt. Cover saucepan and let stand until water is absorbed completely, about 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork; place on a baking sheet to cool.

Step: 3

Combine couscous, bell pepper mixture, and feta cheese together in a bowl, stirring with a fork to prevent clumps.


Per Serving: 297 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 28.1g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 43.8mg; sodium 504.9mg.

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