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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Courtesy of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Quick-cooking couscous means this fresh and colourful side dish is ready for the table is just 20-minutes. Made with Ontario garlic, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red peppers  this recipe is packed full of flavour!

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves Ontario garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salad:
  • 3 cups (750 mL) arugula
  • 2 cups (500 mL) of couscous, cooked
  • 12 Ontario cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Ontario cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small Ontario red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) black olives
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled feta cheese



In a medium sized bowl, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside.


Prepare couscous as per package directions.


To assemble, place arugula on the bottom of a large platter. Spoon over couscous. Top with tomatoes, onion, cucumber, red pepper, olives and feta cheese. Pour dressing over top. Toss and serve.

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