Take-out Tuesday, Couscous Salad with Spinach, Corn and Tomatoes

 

HHjr whipped this salad up the other night and it was so good,

I have to share it with you

 

 

 

 

This is such a fast and easy side dish,

and it’s full of nutrition too

 

 

If you’re not familiar with couscous,

it is sort of like a combination of rice and pasta,

The grains are smaller than rice and it cooks very quickly

 

Benefits of Couscous

It is rich in selenium, an important antioxidant that helps protect your body, and may lower your risk of certain cancers

Selenium also helps reduce inflammation and boosts immunity by lowering oxidative stress in your body

Couscous is a good source of plant-based protein, which can be included in vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets

Couscous is simple to prepare and takes on the taste of other ingredients, making it an easy addition to meals.

Note: Couscous does contain gluten

 

To make this salad, begin by grilling or roasting corn

{great use for leftover corn from yesterday’s BBQ too!}

Cut it off the cob

{I like to stand the ears on end on a large clean towel which catches the kernels}

 

 

 

 

Make the couscous in a skillet according to package directions

This only takes about 5 minutes

 

 

Then add the spinach and transfer the couscous into a large bowl

The warm couscous will wilt the spinach

 

 

 

 

add tomatoes

you can use cherry or grape tomatoes

or chopped or sliced large ripe tomatoes

 

 

 

 

Add corn and toss

 

 

 

 

Toss in bleu cheese or feta cheese crumbles for an extra tang

 

 

 

 

Season with salt and pepper,

a drizzle of olive oil and roasted pine nuts

 

 

 

Serve warm or at room temperature

Add grilled chicken and make it a main meal

 

Couscous Salad with Fresh Spinach, Corn & Tomatoes

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 box Couscous mix, like Near East Couscous Mix with Roasted Pine Nuts

2 ears fresh corn

2 cups cherry, grape or other tomatoes sliced or chopped

1/2 large bag fresh spinach leaves

2-4 oz. blue cheese or feta crumbles

Olive oil

salt and pepper

roasted pine nuts for garnish, if desired

 

Prepare Couscous mix according to package directions.  When couscous is done stir in spinach until it barely begins to wilt.  Transfer couscous and spinach to a large salad bowl.  Add corn, tomatoes and cheese.  Toss gently to combine.  Season with salt and pepper and add a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

Garnish with additional pine nuts if desired.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

for another printable version of this Couscous Salad click here

 

Enjoy!

 

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Comments
18 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Couscous Salad with Spinach, Corn and Tomatoes”
  1. Jenna, the couscous salad looks so fresh and delicious. Adding roasted corn, tomatoes, cheese, and pine nuts, makes it interesting and flavorful for sure. Stay cool and a Happy Tuesday!

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  2. Nancy says:

    A beautiful summer salad. “Deliciousness” in every bite! Thank you Jenna for another great recipe… such an inspiration!
    Happy Day to you Jenna.

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  3. This looks really tasty, I especially love the large hunks of sweet corn!

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  4. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    Oh I love me a simple salad to make and this looks wonderful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this salad looks delicious! I have been looking for some ideas for different side dishes, and I can’t wait to try this one. I hope you enjoy your day, sweet friend!

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  6. Pattie says:

    I always love your Take-Out Tuesday posts. This looks wonderful!

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  7. This would be a good main dish, too, for a summer salad or lunch (or my dinner!) I haven’t had couscous in a long time and I love it. Thanks for the idea — it’ll ramp up meals a bit!

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  8. Our neighbor just gave us some corn on the cob and tomatoes. I am going to save this and make it with our dining tonight. Looks yummy.

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  9. lghiggins says:

    I love the bright contrasting colors in the dish. It sounds so simple and delicious. Your plate of chiles and tomatoes is an artwork in itself.

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  10. Deb @ Mountain Breaths says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m making this soon. xx

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  11. lulu says:

    This is the kind of salad we enjoy in summer and with good Maine corn just now coming in it is a great addition to salads.

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  12. Mary says:

    Sounds like a yummy side Jenna!

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