I love a good salad that you can pair with pretty much anything! This Chilled Black Bean Couscous Salad is so easy to throw together and it compliments pretty much any meal from tacos to grilled chicken or fish. I also like serving leftovers over mixed greens for a light lunch. 

Chilled Black Bean Couscous Salad- the perfect compliment to any meal! Healthy and light!

I threw this salad together in about 10 to 15 minutes while Brad grilled up the chicken. I know with the coming of Fall, grilling season is on its way out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a yummy salad. This salad makes a lot, so with just Brad and I eating it, we had leftovers to eat throughout the week. I’m all about having leftovers to take to work for lunch!

Chilled Black Bean Couscous Salad

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Chilled Black Bean Couscous Salad

A healthy and light salad that compliments a variety of meals from tacos to grilled chicken or fish!
Author: Kim


  • 2 cups couscous, cooked according to package instructions and cooled
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed, 15 oz
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (or about 1 1/2 cups fresh corn), 15 oz
  • 1 small zucchini, finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, diced (about 2)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2-3 limes, juiced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt, pepper and cumin to taste


  • Combine couscous, black beans, corn, zucchini, celery, green onion, cilantro and feta in a large bowl and toss until evenly mixed.
  • Add lime juice, vinegar, and seasonings; stir and taste. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Chill for about an hour before serving.
  • Enjoy!


*If you prefer a different bean, try cannellini beans or chickpeas.
*You can use any similar grain in place of the couscous. Try quinoa, barley or brown rice.
Calories: 452kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 644mg, Potassium: 688mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 410IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 187mg, Iron: 3mg

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Chilled Black Bean Couscous Salad- the perfect compliment to any meal! Healthy and light!

If you like healthy throw-together salad recipes, you may be interested in some of the other salads on the blog….

Summer Greek Salad

Summer Greek Salad

The Best Summer Quinoa Salad

The Best Ever Summer Quinoa Salad

Chopped Southwestern Tuna Salad

Chopped Southwestern Tuna Salad

Something to think about….

Have you ever tried a couscous salad? I love couscous- even a little more than quinoa. 😉

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