Recipe: Summer Israeli Couscous Salad

Since getting my little BBQ for Christmas I have been wanting to use it for as many meals as humanely possible and this salad was a fantastic way to make that happen. Grilling vegetables brings out such delicious flavours and summer veggies work particularly well for this so a grilled summer israeli couscous salad seemed like the obvious choice!

Grilled summer israeli couscous salad This salad makes enough to feed quite a few, so it’s the perfect dish to bring along to a summer BBQ or potluck dinner. It’s equally delicious warm or room temperature, so you can make it ahead which is always a bonus in my books!

So here we go!

Ingredients List

  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups Israeli Couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 cobs corn
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups rocket
  • 125g feta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt & pepper

Steps

  1. Heat 1tbs of the oil in a saucepan then add the couscous and toast for 4-5 minutes until lightly golden. Add the boiling water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until cooked.
  2. Drain, rinse then drain again. Set aside and toss with remaining 1tbs oil
  3. Thinly slice the zucchini into strips and grill until lightly charred then set aside
  4. Grill the corn until charred and then set aside.
  5. Quarter the cherry tomatoes then chop the grilled zucchini into pieces and remove the corn from the cob.
  6. Combine the couscous, rocket and vegetables in a bowl and crumble the feta over the top
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper and then pour over the salad when ready to eat
  8. Enjoy!

Grilled summer israeli couscous salad

Grilled summer israeli couscous salad

I love the char marks the grilling gives the vegetables, although I think my grilling technique might need some practice! This whole BBQing thing is definitely a new world, but I’m pretty excited to see what other delicious food I can cook on the grill! I think some grilled peaches might be making an appearance in the not too distant future!

Grilled summer israeli couscous salad Do you use a BBQ much? Got any must-make recipes I should try? Until then I think I’ll keep eating this grilled summer Israeli couscous salad!

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17 Comments on Recipe: Summer Israeli Couscous Salad

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    January 19, 2015 at 7:05 am (5 years ago)

    Yum! I have a box of Israeli couscous in the cupboard!! I totally agree that grilling veggies gives them such a beautiful flavour! Thanks for the link up xxx
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm (5 years ago)

      Grilling really does make such a difference doesn’t it!

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  2. merilyn
    January 19, 2015 at 9:38 am (5 years ago)

    thanks liz! must try that Israeli couscous
    as the other one always seems to taste a bit rancid! … doesn’t matter which brand I use so I haven’t been having it of late!
    love the grilled veg too, looks and tastes better!
    I use my sandwich maker for a quick method of grilling! too easy! love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm (5 years ago)

      I like it so much more than regular couscous! The sandwich maker is such a good alternative isn’t it!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for joining in!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm (5 years ago)

      It’s so good isn’t it! I don’t know why I don’t cook with it more often!

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  3. Bec
    January 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm (5 years ago)

    I LOVE LOVE israeli cous cous, especially in salad. This looks delicious and is perfect for a summer meal! Yum Liz! x
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm (5 years ago)

      It lasts well in the fridge too so it’s even better for those crazy hot days when you don’t want to cook at all!

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  4. Lila
    January 21, 2015 at 11:13 am (5 years ago)

    That looks so good! I have to stop being so lazy with my eating and try this.
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm (5 years ago)

      I can’t imagine you being lazy with food Lila!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 22, 2015 at 7:35 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Vanessa, I hope you like it! xx

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  5. Bec @pinchmebeautiful
    January 23, 2015 at 12:10 pm (5 years ago)

    This salad looks so yum! great for Australia Day. Thanks for the link up also 🙂

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      January 28, 2015 at 8:38 pm (5 years ago)

      My pleasure!

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