Couscous Salad


It was such a beautiful Sunday, I had brunch with my co-workers at the Wooden Spoon then I stopped at the Branch Brook Park to enjoy nature.  My girls were away, the older one went to AC with her friends and my younger one went to spend the weekend with her grandmother.

For dinner, I just made something quick for hubby and me.  I decided to make his favorite couscous salad and grilled shrimp with pineapple and peppers with grapefruit juice dressing.

Couscous salad, grilled shrimp with pineapple and peppers

Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad



1 cup chicken broth

¾ cup uncooked couscous

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1cup cubed cucumber

1/2cup halved pitted Kalamata olives

¼ cup chopped green onions (about 4 medium)

¼ cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried dill weed

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive  oil

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  • In a saucepan, heat broth to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
Couscous and chicken broth
  • In a large bowl, place tomatoes, cucumber, olives, onions and dill weed. Stir in couscous.

  • In a small bowl, beat lemon juice, oil, and salt with wire whisk until well blended; pour over vegetable mixture and toss. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese.

Grilled shrimp with pineapple and pepper served with grapefruit juice dressing

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend and enjoy this recipe, remember to share your thoughts with me.


  1. Oh my gosh, this looks delicious! I love the idea of pineapple on the skewers as well, that’s something we haven’t tried yet. But we all love pineapple in my house so we will be doing that soon too!

  2. Those shrimp skewers have me swooning over here! I rarely add fruit to savory dishes because I never know if the combination will be successful but the grapefruit and pineapple sound absolutely divine! Will definitely have to try them!

  3. Branch Brook Park? That park sounds familiar, is it the one in Belleville, NJ? Anyway, Always in the mood for grilled shrimps and this recipe gives it a fun twist with the fruits!~

  4. This is wonderful looking. We grow cucumbers and tomatoes and are having a overabundance of them, so I think I’ll actually make this tonight to use up our fresh produce. Thanks for posting!

  5. Would you believe I’ve never had couscous?! I’m always looking for new healthy recipes, and this one seems to fit the bill! Soooo trying it! Thanks for sharing the recipe and step by step instructions!

  6. My mom’s favorite recipe but I bet she has never included olive so going to call her and ask her to try. She is bound to start following your blog!


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