Feta and Mint Pearl Couscous Salad

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This is a recipe partnership with Red Rooster

Have you heard of Pearl Couscous?  I hadn’t until just recently, not sure why not as I enjoyed it immensely. My kids aren’t huge fans of couscous, but I like how quick and easy couscous is to make so I was keen for them to give it a go. I explained to them that it was a little pearl-sized ball of pasta, they love pasta, and I was so pleased they loved it!

I made this dinner recently by throwing together some ingredients I had in the fridge. The beauty of couscous is that it can be served, hot, cold or at room temperature, so it’s easy to create something to suit the current season.  I served it with some Moroccan glazed chicken pieces from Red Rooster, corn and garlic bread…. because we like bread and garlic!

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Feta and Mint Pearl Couscous Salad

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x

Ingredients

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  • 250g pearl couscous
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups rocket
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 200g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Moroccan Glazed Chicken

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to the boil.
  2. Add pearl couscous, cover and continue to cook on simmer for 8-10 minutes or until all liquid has absorbed.
  3. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to a jar. Secure with a lid and shake to combine.
  4. Fluff couscous with a fork, then pour over dressing from jar, toss to coat.
  5. Add couscous, rocket, tomatoes, feta, and min to a salad bowl, toss to combine.
  6. Serve with Moroccan Chicken.

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This Feta and Mint Pearl CousCous Salad is enough to feed 5, store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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3 comments

Kylie January 11, 2017 - 5:41 PM

looks delish! Will have to add this to my meal plan for next week!

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Kylie August 25, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Yum great side dish and so easy to make.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 26, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Glad you liked it Kylie! Thanks for your feedback 🙂 Kat

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