Herbed Garden Couscous


Couscous, vegetables, and a host of herbs combine to make this tasty side dish recipe.

Herbed Garden Couscous
Photo: Karla Conrad
12 side-dish servings


  • 1 cup whole wheat or plain couscous

  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 medium cucumber, coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium green sweet pepper, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup snipped fresh chives

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh mint

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh oregano

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • cup olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions. Fluff with a fork.

  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumber, sweet pepper, chives, parsley, mint, and oregano. Fold in couscous.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Pour over couscous mixture and toss to combine. Spoon into serving bowl or cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, top with feta cheese and walnuts. Makes 12 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 17.1mg 86%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 176mg 4%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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