Asparagus, Feta and Couscous Salad

Asparagus, Feta and Couscous Salad

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"This elegant yet simple salad is lovely as a complement to a main course or on its own."

Ingredients

30 m servings 541 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 541 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 77.7g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 494 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook couscous according to package instructions. Put aside and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and cool.
  3. Toss the asparagus, tomatoes, and feta with couscous. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper and toss to incorporate.
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Love this recipe, but after making it several times now I've found that you only need 1 tbs of vinegar and 1 tbs of olive oil (or none at all). The vinegar can be overpowering if you use the fu...

Superb! Instead of grape tomatoes, I added peeled, seeded and chopped Roma tomatoes. I used nice, fat asparagus spears, peeled and cooked only until al dente. Also added fresh mushrooms which ha...

This was very yummy-we used trader joes multigrain couscous (instead of regular). It has a combination of mini chickpeas, quinoa, large israeli couscous and orzo. The nutty flavors of the blen...

This is a great side dish- and easy too! Here is what I did to make it really tasty....cook the couscous in chicken broth. Then I roasted both the asparagus and the cherry tomatoes (cut in hal...

this is a great recipe. I did make several changes though. I made the couscous and let it sit out to cool to room temp.. I blanched my asparagus and immediately plunged it in ice water. I cut up...

This is really good. I had to modify it a little because of what I had on hand, but I'm certain it would have been just as good either way. I substituted artichoke hearts for the asparagus bec...

My compliments to the chef!!! This is definitely going to be a great addition to our backyard BBQ's! I added chopped, fresh basil - and will probably add more next time. The next go 'round I ...

I used some roasted asparagus I had left over and it really made this recipe. Try with grilled or roasted asparagus for a fabulous variation.

Only change I made was to scale it down slightly (a half cup of couscous is plenty for two as a side size portion) Great side dish! Thanks!