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Fresh Herb Couscous Salad

Fresh herbs add flavor to foods and reduce the need for salt, sugar and fat. Many herbs, like mint and parsley grow easily in containers.


  1. 1 cup whole wheat couscous, cooked according to package directions
  2. 1 cup parsley, chopped
  3. 1 cup mint, chopped
  4. 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  5. 1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
  6. 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  7. 4 scallions or green onions, chopped
  8. sprinkle of salt & pepper
  9. 2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Preparation Steps

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions then set aside.
  2. Chop parsley, mint & cilantro, then place in a large bowl. Add chopped tomatoes, zucchini, & scallions. Add cooled couscous then toss gently. Add salt & pepper to taste, drizzle with balsamic salad dressing. Toss lightly, then serve as a side dish or tasty lunch!

Note-this recipe was created in collaboration with Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator, Universityof Nebraska-Lincoln.