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Green on Green Couscous Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This delicious Green on Green Couscous Salad comes together quickly, is loaded with great healthy, fresh ingredients and has a burst of vibrant flavor with every bite.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • Ingredients for the salad:
  • 1 ½ cups couscous
  • 2 ¼ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh basil packed
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro packed
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley packed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 ears fresh corn kernels cut from cobs
  • 1 cup frozen edamame cooked according to package directions
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • 4 medium green spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • ¾ cup crumbled Feta cheese optional
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoon pistachios and lemon slices or wedges for garnish
  1. Place couscous in a large bowl. Bring broth to a boil on stove top or in microwave. Pour hot broth over couscous and stir to combine. Immediately cover couscous tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork. Cover again with plastic wrap and set aside till ready to use.
  2. While couscous is resting, combine basil, cilantro, parsley, garlic, pistachios and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 2-3 minutes or until everything is finely minced. Add olive oil, lemon juice and water and mix again until well combined. If mixture is still quite thick, add another 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Add pesto to bowl with couscous. Stir well to combine and incorporate all of the pesto. Add corn, edamame, red onion, green onion and arugula*. Str gently to combine. Place on individual plates or on a large serving platter. Scatter pistachios over the top. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with Feta, if desired. Serve with lemon slices or wedges.
Recipe Notes

* I like to reserve a bit of each of these to scatter on top, just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Green on Green Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 289mg13%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 192mg19%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.