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Lemony Arugula Salad with Couscous, Cucumbers and Feta

Savour the freshness of summer with my Lemony Arugula Salad with Couscous, Cucumbers and Feta, a delightful fusion of couscous, crisp cucumbers, and creamy feta cheese · all bathed in a zesty lemon dressing.

Total Time
30 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • For the Salad:

    1 cup couscous
    1 1/4 cups water
    4 cups fresh arugula
    1 cucumber, diced
    1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
    1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

    For the Lemony Dressing:

    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Salt and black pepper to taste

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    15 min

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  1. For the Couscous:

    • Cook the Couscous:
      • In a saucepan, bring 1 1/4 cups of water to a boil.
      • Stir in the couscous, cover with a lid, and remove from heat.
      • Let it sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
    • Cool the Couscous:
      • Transfer the cooked couscous to a large bowl and allow it to cool to room temperature.

    For the Salad:

    • Prepare the Vegetables:
      • Dice the cucumber into small pieces.
      • Chop the fresh mint and parsley leaves.
    • Assemble the Salad:
      • Add the fresh arugula, diced cucumber, crumbled feta cheese, chopped mint, and chopped parsley to the cooled couscous.

    For the Lemony Dressing:

    • Make the Dressing:
      • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
    • Drizzle and Toss:
      • Drizzle the lemony dressing over the salad ingredients.
      • Gently toss everything together until the dressing evenly coats the salad.
    • Chill and Serve:
      • Refrigerate the salad for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
    • Enjoy:
      • Serve your Lemony Arugula Salad with Couscous, Cucumbers, and Feta as a refreshing and tangy side dish or light meal.
    Pro Tips
    • Use couscous for a quick and easy preparation, but you can also use quinoa or bulgur for added variety.
    • To enhance the salad’s flavor, let it chill in the refrigerator for a bit before serving.
    • Customize with additional ingredients like cherry tomatoes, olives, or red onion for more Mediterranean flair.


Calories per serving: Approximately 300 calories. Keep in mind that nutritional values may vary based on ingredient brands and portion sizes.

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