How To Make Couscous Salad: 4 Tips And Tricks You Must Bookmark

Don’t you agree that salads are perhaps the most accessible food to cook in our Kitchen? Well, if you love cooking as much as eating a bowl of salad, we have a delicious salad that can become your favourite. Couscous salad is a traditional Mediterranean salad prepared by tossing couscous in olive oil with colourful veggies and a dash of sauces. It’s super versatile, healthy and can be made in a snap. For the unversed, couscous is a type of pasta made out of semolina. Couscous is a staple food throughout the whole of Maghrebi cuisine. It is widely consumed in Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, and Libya. So are you making couscous salad for the first time? Cook to perfection by making use of easy and handy tips and tricks. 

Cook using good-quality ingredients

It’s always important to cook any dish using good quality ingredients to turn out as per our expectations. From couscous, veggies, oil and seasonings, make sure you have packed everything that’s not too old or is of low quality. Whether making couscous at home or simply buying one from a market, ensure that it's fresh. 

Soak couscous in boiling water

Soaking couscous in water is the first and foremost step in preparation. Leave the couscous soaked in water for about ten minutes until it turns soft and spongy. 

Pick colourful and hearty veggies

Mix the couscous with as many delicious and juicy vegetables as you can. Pick your favourite vegetables and combine them. Adding loads of veggies make your salad more colourful, tasty and fulfilling.  

Finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil

While cooking salad in a pan, drizzle olive oil over the top while sauteing all the ingredients together. Olive oil will add an authentic touch and flavour to your homemade salad.

Ready to whip up a hearty bowl of couscous? Tap here to check the easiest recipe.