Ridiculously Easy Couscous Salad

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Posted by The Jizzer

I can't recall where I got this recipe, but it's been a staple of mine for some time. It's fast, easy, tastes fantastic - especially if you're usually turned off by the over-vinegared, mushy couscous that so many restaurants try to pass off as edible.

Makes a great party dish, side, or entree.

  • Omit the meat and substitute broth for water to make it vegetarian.

Couscous Salad (Serves 4-6)


  • 1 10oz box plain couscous (I use Near East. The flavored varieties only have 6oz, keep that in mind).
  • 2 cups chicken broth/stock
  • 1 cup cooked diced chicken
  • 1 large rib celery
  • 1 medium granny smith apple


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook couscous as per package directions, using the chicken broth.


  • Coarsely chop apple and celery, set aside with chicken.


  • Combine dressing ingredients, whisk until emulsified. Should taste lemony and mustard-y, of course, but not too much of either. Adjust ingredients to taste.

(Sorry, this pic is pre-dressing. It's just oil in that cup.)


  • Toss everything together. Can be served warm or cold.


  • Total time from start to finish, about 20 minutes.