Israeli couscous and arugula salad with lemon mint dressing

One of my favorite salads is arugula, feta and watermelon salad. I love this salad because it has the right balance of sweet and salty. One day I thought why not add some couscous to this yummy salad and the results were pure heaven.
This dish is perfect for a weeknight meal as it is quick and easy. I served it with grilled sea bass and it will definitely be a regular on my dinner rotation.
Ingredients
2 cups Israeli couscous
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp curry powder
2 cups arugula
2 vine tomatoes cubed
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 medium red onion sliced
2 green onion thinly sliced
1 handful Italian parsley chopped
5 fresh mint leaves chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions

  • Make sure you have all the ingredients ready before you start cooking as this will save you time. 
  • heat 1 tsp olive oil in a small saucepan, add curry powder and couscous and cook for a minute. Add hot chicken broth to couscous, reduce heat to low and cover with lid. Meanwhile whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and set aside.
  • While couscous is cooking chop and slice the vegetables. After 10 minutes when couscous is cooked add the chopped vegetables, couscous and feta. Pour the dressing over the mixture and mix gently.

Method

  • heat 1 tsp olive oil in a small saucepan, add curry powder and couscous and cook for a minute. Add hot chicken broth to couscous, reduce heat to low and cover saucepan. Meanwhile whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and set aside.
  • While couscous is cooking chop and slice the vegetables. After 10 mins when couscous is cooked add the chopped vegetables, couscous and feta. Pour the dressing over the mixture and mix gently.
  • Let salad stand for at least 30 minutes so flavors can combine. Serve with grilled chicken, fish or even by itself. This salad is great for lunch the next day.

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