This Avocado Corn Couscous Salad is simple and delicious! Made with pearl couscous, roasted corn, avocado, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and bocconcini cheese. Tossed in a tangy dressing.
If you’re looking for a fresh and flavourful side dish for your next picnic, summer dinner, lunch or barbecue, this Avocado Corn Couscous Salad is it! This recipe is easily doubled so it’s perfect for potlucks and parties too.
Also known as Israeli couscous. This couscous is actually tiny balls of pasta that is often used as a substitute for rice, but is PERFECT in salads and as a tasty side dish. When cooked it’s chewy and takes on the wonderful flavours from the sauces and dressings it’s paired with.
Perfect in salads.
Especially salads loaded with fresh vegetables! The chewiness of the couscous is a nice balance against crunchy and flavourful seasonal veggies like corn, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Couscous Salad Recipe Tips:
- Yes, roast/toast the corn! This extra (and easy) step makes the corn extra flavourful! Trust me.
- Water or Broth? Both work well. Vegetable broth does add nice extra flavour though.
- Don’t like cilantro? No problem, use fresh chopped basil instead!
- Options: Feel free to add your favourite vegetables to this salad, this recipe is very versatile.
- Here are some ideas: bell peppers, chopped snap peas, broccoli and even cauliflower
- How long does this salad last? This salad will last at least 3 days, covered tightly in the fridge. Just give it a good stir before each time you serve it. And an extra splash of balsamic vinegar will freshen this salad up nicely.
- Make Ahead: This salad can easily be made a day ahead, but I would add the avocado later…add it right before serving so that it doesn’t brown.
- Couscous Make Ahead Tip: If you are having couscous as a side dish at dinner, just make a little extra and use it to make this salad the next day! It’s a great way to use up leftovers.
More Delicious Couscous Recipes to Try:
- Tex Mex Couscous Salad
- Savoury Vegetarian Couscous (a delicious side dish)
- Easy Platter Salad with Pearl Couscous
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