Couscous with a Kick!

Couscous with a Kick!

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"Spicy, summery pasta salad made with cucumber, lemon, mint, basil, and jalapeno. This is my interpretation of a spicy tabbouleh dish from 'Pasta & Co.'"


30 m servings 210 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand until the couscous absorbs the water entirely, about 10 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  2. While the couscous soaks, stir the feta cheese, jalapeno pepper, cucumber, garlic, green onion, mint, basil, cilantro, parsley, cumin, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the prepared couscous and mix well.
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  1. 43 Ratings


Holy tingling tastebuds, this is crazy good! Instead of the customary potato/macaroni salad, I opted to make this as a side dish for bbq ribs. Left out the cilantro as I'm not a fan of its (so...

This is my recipe. I recently tried this with quinoa & it was great (maybe even better than with couscous!)

I love spicy foods and this is a cool salad with a kick from the jalapenos! I added olive oil to the mix at the very end, liked how that rounded out the flavors and bound everything together.

Amazing! The only thing that I changed was the amount of cayenne pepper, I like it a little less spicy.

This was very good, with just the right amount of spice, although I felt maybe it lacked something, like salt, next time I might cook the couscous with chicken broth instead.

I made this recipe just as specified, and it was delicious! I love spicy food, and I didn't find the kick to take away from the flavor at all. It was perfect, and I'll make this again for sure.

boy! is this hott!!!(spicy) I only used half the cayenne and it still was terribly hot, so hot that you could not really appreciate the rest of the wonderful herbs. Next time I will skip the cay...

This is a fabulous salad. Very flavorful and it keeps well in the fridge. I generally prepare a warm couscous with roasted chicken for dinner and then prepare this tasty salad the next day for l...

i loved my first attempt at couscous. i halved the water and couscous to make for a very green couscous salad, and omitted the feta. served alongside broiled fish marinated in the extra lemon ...