Asparagus Tomato Couscous Salad

Salad that is filled with tender asparagus, fresh cherry tomatoes, couscous and feta cheese tossed with a simple vinaigrette.

Couscous Salad that is filled with tender asparagus, fresh cherry tomatoes, couscous and feta cheese tossed with a simple vinaigrette.

Needs simple side dish or lunch that is simple to make and it presents so beautifully? Look no further!

Oh my goodness y’all I went to my local Sprout’s grocery store this weekend and they had asparagus on sale! I LOVE asparagus, so of course I had to buy some…5 lbs to be exact! I know I’m crazy but it’s so good. So, what’s a girl to do’s with that much asparagus? My initial thought was to make my White Cheddar Asparagus Soup, which I did and it was awesome of course. But I had a pound left so I couldn’t let it go to waste and that’s when I thought about lunches. I could make something with it for my lunches this week. And that is exactly what I did this time. If I am being honest, I am even considering make this for Thanksgiving Dinner. It would make a perfect light addition to any meal.


Served up warm as a simple side for a quick weeknight dinner, make it ahead of time and share it cold at your next get together with family and friends, or pack it in your lunch. No one really needs to know how easy it is to make!

Couscous Salad that is filled with tender asparagus, fresh cherry tomatoes, couscous and feta cheese tossed with a simple vinaigrette.

This Asparagus Tomato Couscous Salad gives you a simple and healthy salad that is great warm or cold! Makes the perfect lunch on the go!

Step 1

Cook Couscous and Asparagus.

Step 2

Toss.

Step 3

Make vinaigrette.

Step 4

Toss.

Step 5

Enjoy.

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Asparagus Tomato Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad that is filled with tender asparagus, fresh cherry tomatoes, couscous and feta cheese tossed with a simple vinaigrette.
Course lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, couscous, feta, lemon, salad, tomato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked plain couscous
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound thin asparagus trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup & 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a medium size pot, bring the broth, asparagus, 2 tablespoons olive oil and one tablespoon of butter to a boil.
  2. Add the couscous, stir quickly to combine, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the cooked couscous to a large bowl.
  4. Using a fork to fluff the couscous until the butter is melted and everything is evenly combined.
  5. This may take a minute or two.
  6. Add the tomatoes.
  7. Whisk together the lemon zest and juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  8. Pour over the couscous slowly, tossing the asparagus mixture as you dress the salad until everything is lightly coated.
  9. Toss in the feta cheese and serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

When fluffing the couscous, make sure you don’t use a spoon, because it will make the couscous clump together rather than keeping it light and fluffy.



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