Quick and Easy Cous Cous Salad

Today for lunch, I have made myself one of my favourite quick and easy salad recipes and I thought I would share it with you. This cous cous salad recipe is not just quick and easy to make, but most importantly, it is healthy and delicious!

This recipe makes a large bowl, that lasts me approximately 3 lunches. It also works as a great side dish.


  • 1 1/2 cups of instant cous cous (found in the pasta aisle in your supermarket)
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiling water mixed with 2 teaspoons of powdered vegetable stock
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup of  currants
  • 100gms of baby spinach or mixed salad leaves
  • 1/3 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Place cous cous and currants into a large bowl and pour in water and stock mix, cover bowl and leave standing for 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff up cous cous mixture with a fork.
  3. Mix in chickpeas and almonds, followed by salad leaves.
  4. Add olive oil and lemon juice and mix in to the salad.


To have this as a lunch meal, I will tend to add a small tin of flavoured salmon or tuna (discarding the excess oil), or a tin of plain tuna (in springwater – so no oil) and add in a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. YUM!

For other healthy salad ideas try my:

  1. cous cous salad 
  2. tabouleh
  3. chicken, roast potato and eggplant salad
  4. Baby spinach, roast pumpkin and feta salad



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