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Greek Couscous Salad

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Kris Mullen
A whole healthy meal in itself. Or make a big batch and eat well for days.


  • Dressing2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs sour cream
  • 4 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salad2 cups couscous, prepared
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, combine lemon juice, sour cream, oregano, garlic, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Add olive oil one tablespoon at a time. After each tablespoon of oil is added, blend until combined. Repeat until all ingredients have been used. Set aside.
  • In a bowl combine couscous, chickpeas, bell pepper, zucchini, and olives. Gradually add the reserved dressing and stir until well blended. Add feta cheese and stir.
  • Put salad in a bowl and place in the fridge for at least one hour so the flavors combine.
  • Serve warm or cold, on its own or with flat bread.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 434
  Calories from Fat 197 (45%)
(34%)Total Fat 22g
(21%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(4%)Cholesterol 13mg
(28%)Sodium 664mg
(13%)Potassium 459mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
(28%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(22%)Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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