Curried Couscous Salad

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 14th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings4

From Heriot Bay, British Columbia, Lynn Gamache shares this delightful chilled salad. ‘It’s great for picnics,’ she notes. ‘It can be prepared a day early and goes well with most main dishes. Add cooked shrimp or cheese cubes for a simple one-dish meal.’

Curried Couscous Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Curried Couscous Salad for 4 servings:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

Curried Couscous Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In25m

To cook Curried Couscous Salad, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Curried Couscous Salad easily:

  1. 1 In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. In a large bowl, combine the couscous, peas, cucumber, carrot, bacon, onions and parsley. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. 2 In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Just before serving, drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
  1. Mar 7th 2011

    So easy! Omitted the bacon, added dried cranberries, halved the oil and used whole wheat couscous = much healthier! Will add a bit more curry powder next time for a stronger curry flavor. ...

  2. Jul 5th 2010

    Didn't have peas or bacon but added feta and raisins and it was excellent.

  3. Jun 23rd 2010

    i made this dish today to sell at my cafe. we decided it's best to add additional curry powder into the couscous and replace the bacon with crumbled feta. We added roasted sliced almonds and ...

  4. Jun 30th 2009

    It's a very good way to make couscous salad, curry gives a very nice taste to it, and then fantasy helps a lot in making a delicious dish. Thank you!

  5. Oct 21st 2007

    My family loves this recipe. I have taken it to church dinners and family picnics and it has always been a success.

  6. Jun 11th 2007

    I omitted the cucumber, parsley and bacon, used only one green onion (not an onion fan) and used frozen peas and carrots. I also added chopped, roasted almonds. It was a big hit but it was a ...

  7. Jun 2nd 2007

    I had high hopes for this as I love curried couscous salads. However, I was very disappointed. The problem was the dressing. It tasted very odd and very oily. Could have reduced the oil, but ...

  8. Apr 30th 2007

    This recipe was outstanding. I changed the kind of veggies I threw in and it was delicious. A summer must have.

  9. Jan 7th 2007

    I made a few changes to this recipe and it was very good. I served it with chicken and it was delicious. I used white wine vinegar in place of cidar vinegar, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin ...