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How to make a Healthy Couscous Salad

If you’re like me and you’re starting 2020 on a healthier note, you may be interested in this healthy couscous salad. Up to now I have been afraid to mess with grains. However having recently tasted a Pearl Couscous salad in a local restaurant, I had to have more!

Couscous Grain


What you need:

  • 125g of Pearl Couscous
  • 1 litre of lightly salted water
  • 1 cup of cucumber (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • Half a cup of beetroot (cut into cubes)
  • 1 wedge of lemon juice
  • Multi-seed mix


  1. Bring the salted water to the boil.
  2. Add 125g couscous and reduce to simmer for 12 minutes.
  3. While the couscous is simmering, cut up your veggies. I used all organic produce. Chop the cucumber, and beetroot into small cubes. Was and tear up the spinach leaves (no need for a knife, just tear with your hands as it’s better).
  4. Drain the couscous. If anyone has a better way of doing this, please tell me!! I took the excess water out of the pot with a ladle. I then poured the couscous from the pot into a bowl and used another bowl to cover the couscous and left a small gap for the water to pour out.
  5. Let the couscous cool.
  6. Add the veggies to the couscous and mix through.
  7. Add the seeds and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice for added freshness.
  8. Enjoy


Then end result was delicious. The cucumber mixed with the beetroot and lemon juice give this salad a tasty bite. Why not give it a try !



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