Vegetarian Dish

Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Roasted Eggplant

Couscous is a tasty, low-carb dish that's perfect for vegetarians and vegans. It's also easy to make at home!
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This recipe for Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Roasted Eggplant is made with roasted red peppers, feta cheese, and fresh herbs. It’s great for a quick and healthy lunch or for any summer picnic or barbecue.

A bowl of Mediterranean couscous salad with a baguette and glass of wine in the background

One of the grocery stores that I shop in has a readymade salad section. Their couscous salads always look so inviting.

I bought some the other day and can’t tell you how disappointing it was. It was flat and artificial tasting. I didn’t eat it. Instead, I started thinking about how I would have wanted it to taste and created my own.

One of the best things about this delicious and colorful salad how easily it’s thrown together. It’s a healthy salad that’s filled with big flavors, roasted eggplant, olives, feta, and roasted red peppers.

If you love couscous, I also make a great 10 minute Greek Style Couscous salad. These salads are really versatile, so feel free to add whatever herbs, cheeses or vegetables you want!

I hope you enjoy it!

The cubed eggplant and onions on a pan ready to roast

Roast for 15 minutes. The freshly roasted eggplant, onion and garlic clove on the pan

Remove the roasted garlic clove and place it on a separate plate. Using a fork mash it into a paste.A fork mashing the roasted garlic

Coat the eggplant with the mashed garlic and set aside to cool.

Put the couscous, water and a pinch of salt into a bowl.The couscous in a glass bowl with the water covering it

Cover and let sit 5 minutes or until the water is absorbed into the couscous.The couscous with all of the water absorbed into it Fluff with a fork and if necessary, transfer to a salad bowl. The couscous being fluffed with two forks

Add the roasted vegetable mixture, chopped herbs, and feta cheese.roasted vegetable mixture, chopped herbs and feta cheese added to the couscous in the bowl

Toss well and prepare the dressing by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, dried oregano, and seasoning.The dressing in a bowl being mixed with a fork

Add the red roasted peppers to the bowl.the red roasted peppers added to the bowl with the couscous

Top with the dressing and toss to coat.The salad mixed together in a glass bowl

Chill for 2 hours or serve warm. It’s delicious either way.A close up of a bowl of Mediterranean couscous salad

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