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.
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.
- 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.
Hope you all have a beautiful weekend and enjoy this recipe, remember to share your thoughts with me.
This looks quite delicious! Thanks for sharing this.
Thank you, Luna.
Wow this looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect for spring! I must try it!
Try and let me know, Maria.
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!
I always love to add pineapple when I am grilling.
Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!
I am just like you, Holly, always eager to try some new recipes.
This looks so good. I’ll definitely have to make this. I love cous cous. Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Laura.
I love couscous it’s so filling! Looks like a perfect recipe for those warm days just around the corner.
It sure is, Stephanie
those kabobs look great! Id switch the shrimp for something else but yummy!
Absolutely, Sarah, let me know, what you would have, the last time, I made it, I paired it with chicken.
That looks soooo good! Especially with fresh veggies straight from our garden. I’ll have to try this for one of our date night dinners.
I love fresh veggies, Amanda.
We recently went gluten free in our family and I’m always looking for new recipes. This looks simple and yummy! Definitely going to try it this week. Thanks!
Bonnie, that will work.
I wouldn’t have thought to add feta on top of a salad like this. It sounds so yummy!
The feta gives a special taste, Angela.
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!
I am adventurous in food, Lois, and always try different flavors and combinations.
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!~
Thank you, Stephanie, Branch Brook Park is right next to Belleville.
I haven’t tried couscous but this looks amazing! That grapefruit dressing sounds yummy
It was yummy, Emily!
That looks really delicious and sounds pretty easy to make! I should try it!
It was easy and simple to make, Jenn.
So tasty and delicious. Just by seeing the pictures really makes me hungry!
It was indeed tasty and delicious, Regine.
We are always on the lookout of new recipes which are healthy and easy. Thanks for sharing it. Will surely try this one
Thank you, Kapila.
YUM! couscous salad is something so easy to make and so delicious! this one looks yummy!
It was yummy, Cait.
I love couscous! It’s especially perfect for spring and summer days! Get side dish (or lunch the next day!)
I did have it for lunch the next day, Marcie.
I love dishes like this with couscous. The feta is such a good addition. I’m going to give this a try!
Let me know, how you like it, Sarah Camille.
The salad looks really good. I love making kabobs, especially in the summertime.
I am so ready for summer, Julie
MMmm I bet this was amazing! Kabobs are so fun… makes me feel like a kid again.
We all have that food that makes us feel like a kid, Christina.
These both sound so yummy and fresh!! I’ve never made couscous, it looks delicious!
You should try it, Merichelle.
Yum! This looks simply amazing! Definitely adding this recipe to my spring/summer meal planning. Thank you!
Thank you, Autum.
We love cous cous, and this recipe looks delicious. I like how it adds some fresh flavors to it!
Thank you, Marysa!
Is looks so yummy! I definitely need to make this. Thank you for the recipe!
Thank you, Jen!
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!
Hope you like it, Frank.
this meal looks awesome! Thanks for the recipe I love making couscous! I really like the ingredients that you use in yours!
It is simple, colorful, and delicious
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!
I really hope you like it.
This salad looks yummy! It would be perfect for me to make for my next family gathering.
What a yummy looking salad. The ingredients sounds great. I will be trying this recipe for sure.
I hope you like it.
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!
I would love that, Szebastian, thank you!
I’ve never tried my hand at making couscous, but would love to. Thanks for this bit of inspiration!
Give it a try, and let me know, Ola.
Looks really yummy and nutritious, couscous is a very healthy food. I will surely give it a try, thanks so much!
Hope you like it, Beola.
I am so a lover of couscous. Hello, a perfect blend of feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, and seasoning. Since going gluten-free it is one of the dishes I miss the most.
You should share some of your gluten-free recipe with me, Nadalie.
This is right up my alley!! Without the olives of course- haha I will have to try!!
Great Tif, hope you like it.
I LOVE couscous salad and this recipe sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!
You are welcome, Monique.
I love couscous, can never get it right though. I usually let others cook it so I can enjoy it
It is simple and easy to make, Aine, give it one more try and let me know.