Chef Special Mediterranean Cous- Cous Salad

cous- cous Salad

Ingredients for making the Couscous Salad


  • 1 cup water, (240ml)
  • 1 cup instant couscous, (170g, 6 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, (3g)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, (30ml)


  • 80 gms diced roma tomato,
  • 50 gms diced english cucumber,
  • 50 gms diced red bell pepper,
  • 50 gms canned garbanzo beans,
  • 30 gms minced red onion,
  • 35 gms kalamata olives,
  • 20 gms feta cheese,
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped mint
  • 1 tsp chopped basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano

Lemon Dressing

  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, (30ml)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar, (15ml)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, (45ml)

Making of the Salad


  • Bring water, salt, and olive oil to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  •  Add couscous and stir quickly. 
  • Turn off the heat and cover for at least five minutes.
  • Let couscous stand until tender, 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork and let cool. 
  • Mix all the ingredients well in the bowl.
  • Adjust the seasoning,
  • arrange accordingly or served in a bowl of your choice, garnished with chopped parsley, mint and oregano.

Please Note

I just finished this version with Lemon dressing, you can modified the dressing or can use your own choice of dressing. for the plating i used some vegetable & fruit colors to make it more eye appealing.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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