Couscous (or trachanas) salad

Hello there! It’s February! Today I’ll share with you my favorite type of salad, a couscous salad. If you’re Greek you can go ahead and make it with trachanas instead, a type of traditional Greek pasta.

Couscous (or trachanas) salad

Servings: 2. Preparation: 15 min. Cooking: 0. Total time: 15 min.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup couscous (or trachanas)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 15 grape tomatoes
  • 1 green paprica
  • 1 red paprica
  • 5 olives (pitted and sliced)
  • a bunch of fresh parsley
  • a bunch of fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions:

  • Place couscous (or trachanas) in a big bowl and top it with warm water. Cover and let it absorb all the water.
  • Slice tomatos and cut papricas in small cubes. Thinly slice parsley and basil.
  • Add the tomatos, papricas, parsley, basil and a pinch of salt in the couscous and mix well.
  • Dress with olive oil and lemon juice.

You can serve this immediately or the next day. It’s a very simple side dish to fish or meat. Do you have a favorite type of salad?

  • Looks delicious! From an Aussie – what is a paprica? Is that like a chilli?

    • It’s a sweet pepper. It’s in the same family as chilli I think, but it’s not spicy at all. I guess you have it there too, but maybe call it something else?