Recipe: Beetroot Almond Israeli Couscous Salad

My love of Israeli couscous for salads is well documented here at ISPP, so now that we’ve got some warmer weather it was time to pull it out of the pantry again and get cooking – the result was this beetroot almond israeli couscous salad and it’s a real winner!

Beetroot Almond Israeli Couscous Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

The recipe is slightly tweaked from this one I found.

Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 cups israeli couscous
  • 300g roasted baby beetroot (roasted yourself or pre-roasted)
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 150g feta
  • 2tbs pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Steps

  1. Lightly toast the israeli couscous in a saucepan then add 3 cups of water, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  2. Drain, rinse and set aside to cool
  3. Roughly chop the beetroot and finely dice the herbs and red onion
  4. Toast the almonds in a dry pan until lightly golden, stirring frequently
  5. Combine the couscous, beetroot, herbs, red onion and almonds in a bowl and toss to combine. Crumble over the feta
  6. Whisk together the pomegranate molasses, oil and lemon juice and then add sugar to taste. Pour over the salad and toss to combine
  7. Enjoy!

Beetroot Almond Israeli Couscous Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

I love the crunch of the toasted almonds in this salad and they pair so well with the sweet beetroot and the salty feta. If you’re making this salad in advance keep the almonds separate until you’re ready to serve to ensure they retain that delicious crunch, you don’t want to lose that element!

Beetroot Almond Israeli Couscous Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

If you use pre-roasted beetroot in this salad then you can have it on the table in under 20 minutes which makes it perfect for those warm summer nights or when unexpected guests pop round. I love making this to take to BBQs or to serve for dinner with some grilled haloumi or a veggie pattie on the side – yum!

Beetroot Almond Israeli Couscous Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

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9 Comments on Recipe: Beetroot Almond Israeli Couscous Salad

  1. merilyn
    November 8, 2016 at 6:43 am (3 years ago)

    love the look of this liz!
    definitely trying this one thanks hun!
    love m:)X

    Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 3, 2017 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks lovely! It got another run over Christmas at my place and was a big hit!

      Reply
  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    November 10, 2016 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Feta and beetroot is such a winning combination and like you, I’m a huge fan of Israeli cous cous. Nom nom!

    Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 3, 2017 at 9:05 am (3 years ago)

      I go through so much israeli cous cous! Thankfully there is a Turkish grocer near me that sells big bags for cheap!

      Reply
  3. Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl
    November 13, 2016 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    This salad is full of so many things I love! Can’t wait to give it a go, it looks perfect as a salad to take to a summer potluck or BBQ!

    Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 3, 2017 at 9:06 am (3 years ago)

      I hope you love it!

      Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 3, 2017 at 9:07 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks lovely!

      Reply

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