Couscous is in my opinion an underused ingredient in summer recipes. It is perfect in salads as it makes them filling whilst also being light and fluffy so perfect for hot sticky weather.
What is couscous?
Couscous is small balls of crushed durum wheat semolina. I have an article about how healthy couscous is that you might like to read if you would like to know more about couscous and how it can become a perfect addition to your food cupboard.
I always like to keep some couscous in because it is a great addition to meals such as stuffed peppers making them filling. Couscous can also be used by adding a handful to a casserole if there is too much liquid as it quickly absorbs some.
Mixed vegetable couscous
This wholesome vegetable couscous recipe was inspired by a couscous dish I enjoyed on holiday in Majorca a few years ago. It has earthy flavours and is filled with vegetables and lentils.
This mixed vegetable couscous is great for a summer buffet as well as individual meals and is perfect to take to work too.
Feta and roasted vegetable couscous
Roasted vegetables really do make summer meals perfect in my opinion. We often put some vegetables on the BBQ to roast which is lovely. If you are having a BBQ one day before you intend to have this Feta and Roasted vegetable couscous then you could consider roasting your vegetables in advance.
The vegetables and other ingredients can easily be substituted if there is something you are not keen on. The recipe gives you some great alternatives to consider.
I love fruity dishes in the summer and this mango couscous is no exception. It is full of flavour whilst also being light and filling couscous salad recipe at the same time. If you love my Caribbean rice and fruity pasta salad then you will definitely also love mango couscous!
More summer recipes you should consider
If you are still looking for other summer recipes then how about considering something a little different. These are other reader favourites.
Lemon garlic chicken kebabs are a great summer kebab recipe that can be adapted slightly for all the family adding different vegetables to the skewers if prefered.
Curry loaf is a popular meal all year. It can be made in advance and enjoyed hot or cold. If you like something with a curry flavour then why not try this. Made with chickpeas it is filling whilst also being great snack.
Other articles you may find helpful
If you have enjoyed these couscous salad recipes then here are some others you might enjoy.
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