This quick and easy lemon couscous salad is bursting with citrus flavor and highlighted with mint and feta cheese.
Hi! How was your weekend? What did you do for Mother’s Day? We went out to lunch on Saturday and got takeout for lunch on Sunday. The rest of the time I cooked. Did you go out to eat? I have to say, when we go out, I usually regret spending the money. Except for the convenience of not having to cook and cleanup, it always feels like a waste of money.
On Saturday, we went to a diner for lunch. The boys got grilled cheese sandwiches and fries; Matt got scrambled ham and eggs with hashbrowns and toast; and I got a jalapeno chicken sandwich (without the bun) with fries. Matt and I were both kind of “meh” about our food, and I realized I could have easily made everything at home at least as well for half the price.
Sunday, we ordered sushi delivery, and again I was pretty unimpressed. Everyone else enjoyed theirs, and I certainly wouldn’t have made all that at home, but I didn’t order well and didn’t love my food. I felt like I should take the day off cooking for Mother’s Day, but I made breakfast because it’s hard to get gluten-free breakfast, and I made dinner because I didn’t want to spend any more money ordering out!
The dinners I made the past two days were so good if I do say so myself. Saturday I made Cajun Salmon Alfredo, and Sunday I made homemade pizzas. Matt does the dinner dishes, and I love to cook. There’s really no downside to making a tasty dinner at home!
Speaking of home cooked food being the best, I made this salad for a teacher appreciation potluck lunch last week. I love it that the parents came together to give the teachers a meal from the heart instead of just ordering a catered lunch. I’m sure the teachers loved it too! This salad is perfect for potlucks because it’s tasty cold or room temperature, and it’s easy on the eyes too! I hope you’ll enjoy it soon for dinner at your house or for a summer BBQ.Print
Bring broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove lid, fluff with a fork, and allow to cool uncovered for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large salad bowl, whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil. Stir in mint, cucumber, tomatoes, and cooked couscous, and stir together to combine. Add feta and stir gently to evenly distribute the cheese.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Category: Side
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