Chilled Black Bean Couscous Salad
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.
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
- 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.
*You can use any similar grain in place of the couscous. Try quinoa, barley or brown rice.
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adapted from the kitchn
If you like healthy throw-together salad recipes, you may be interested in some of the other salads on the blog….
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Something to think about….
Have you ever tried a couscous salad? I love couscous- even a little more than quinoa. 😉
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I would love to see a healthy recipe that does not use yogurt for those of us allergic to it. I love the look of some of your recipes but cannot eat yogurt at all.
That must be super frustrating. Are you able to eat a non-dairy type of yogurt? Many of my recipes do contain yogurt, but I also have lots that do not. Let me know if you’re looking for a specific type of recipe and I’ll try to guide you in the right direction.
You had a recipe on MyFitnessPal for Tuna Avacado Egg Salad that I really wanted to try but it has yogurt and I don’t know how to substitute for it.
I have not found any yogurt that agrees with me so far. Have same issue with cottage cheese, even cooked. I like both of them, they just don’t like me.
You can totally just use mashed avocado instead of Greek yogurt. Just increase the amount of avocado in the recipe. Another idea is using hummus. You might like this recipe–> https://www.kimscravings.com/2016/01/super-simple-hummus-chicken-salad/
A recipe from a fellow blogger you may enjoy–> http://www.thewholesomedish.com/avocado-egg-salad/
Oh we love couscous and I am so excited to try this salad! I think I might just have to make it this weekend!!
Love couscous too! Hope you got a chance to give the recipe a try!
Surprisingly I have never tried couscous, but I have heard great things about it! I am excited to try this 🙂
Yummy! This looks wonderful! You should join in with our meatless monday, you would have a lot of great recipes to add…..many of them shown above! I love throwing meals together like this, and you are always a source of ideas 🙂