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watermelon couscous salad

This crunchy and refreshing summer salad is the perfect sidekick for your next BBQ or potluck!

Course Salad
Keyword couscous, salad, summer, watermelon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 2/3 C whole wheat couscous
  • 1 C water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 C cubed watermelon
  • 1 C sliced or shredded radish
  • 1 C finely chopped celery
  • 1 C finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 C finely chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Boil couscous with water and sea salt. Once it's at a boil, remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid for 5 to 10 minutes allowing the water to absorb.

  2. Combine the couscous with the rest of the vegetables and fresh herbs. Toss with lemon juice, olive oil, white wine vinegar, sea salt, and ground black pepper.

  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a few hours before serving to allow the flavors to really mesh together.