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vegan couscous salad

Vegan Couscous Salad

This vegan couscous salad recipe is packed with Mediterranean flavors, a healthy and delicious salad that is easy to prepare and works well as a vegetarian main or a great side dish with any meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 150 gram couscous (2/3 cup)
  • 100 gram black olives (1 cup)
  • 50 gram capers (1/2 cup)
  • 120 gram corn (1 cob/can sweetcorn)
  • 350 gram tomato (2 medium to large size tomatoes)
  • 120 gram red pepper (3/4 cup)
  • 200 gram cucumber (1 medium fruit)
  • 40 gram red onion chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 8 gram basil (1/3 cup)
  • 10 gram parsley (3 tbsp)

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp olive oil (45ml)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15ml)
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 3/4 tsp oregano dry
  • 3/4 tsp parsley dry
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Prepare the Couscous - Put couscous in sauce pan (150g) add equal volume of boiled water(150 ml), put the lid on. Leave for 5-10 mins until the couscous is soft. Fluff the couscous up with a fork, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, and season¬†with salt and pepper if you like.
  • Lemon Vinaigrette - Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a jar with a lid that seals well, shake well and sprinkle over the salad.
  • Make the Salad - Add all the ingredients to a large salad bowl, splash with the salad dressing and toss.
Keyword caprese salad, couscous, vegan