Recipe: Spring Couscous Salad

By: Debbie Lui                

One of our favorite things about spring is the variety of fresh options available both locally and globally! There are thousands of ways to prepare these into tantalizing dishes that range from desserts to party favorites, but sometimes you just need something simple. Why not a fresh Spring Couscous salad!

Preparing a spring salad is simple – all you need are fresh leafy greens, vinegar, and oil. But, you can add more flavor and texture with this Spring Couscous Salad!  Couscous are tiny granules made from crushed durum wheat that have a fluffy texture and complements a wide range of natural flavors. Couscous has a medium glycemic index (GI) level, but serving with veggies helps to decrease the GI level even further!


Serves: Makes 10 servings

Prep Time: 15 Minutes


  • 2 cups couscous
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 10 spears asparagus, halved
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • A few basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • Pepper + salt to taste


  • Follow the instructions on packaging to cook couscous.
  • Set aside to cool when cooked.
  • In saucepan, sauté corn kernels and asparagus until slightly softened.
  • Turn off heat and set aside.
  • In large salad bowl, combine couscous and all veggies.
  • Stir until combined.
  • In a small bowl, stir oil, vinegar, juice, salt and pepper until fully combined.
  • Drizzle salad with dressing before serving.


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By: Debbie Lui




預備時間:15 分鐘




  • 2杯非洲小米(Couscous)
  • 4杯菠菜苗
  • ½ 杯栗米粒
  • 1個牛油果,切片
  • ½ 個紅洋蔥,切粒
  • 10條蘆筍,切成一半
  • ½ 杯番茄,切粒
  • 數片羅勒葉
  • 2湯匙特級初榨橄欖油
  • 2湯匙 米酒醋
  • ¼ 杯橙汁
  • 胡椒粉和鹽調味




1)依照包裝上指示將非洲小米煮熟。 放涼,待用。

2)在平底鑊中把栗米粒和蘆筍加熱直到稍為變軟。 關火,待用。

3)在一個大碗裡,將小米,已煮熟的蔬菜和其餘的新鮮蔬菜拌勻。 攪拌至完全混合。