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spiced cous cous salad with tzatziki

Vegetable and Spiced Cous Cous Salad

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 as side dish 1x


You won’t want to buy lunches when you can have this delicious Vegetable and Spiced Cous Cous Salad. It is fantastic for a packed work lunch or as a side dish with dinner. Quick and easy to make and packed with goodness.



For the Vegetable and Spiced Cous Cous Salad

  • 1 cup dry Cous Cous
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 zucchini (100g) sliced
  • 50g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 30g creamy feta crumbled
  • 1/4 small red onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp chopped mint

For Tzatziki

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Mix in spices and salt and make Cous Cous according to package instructions (don’t add any additional salt if included as per packet instructions). Set aside.
  2. On a lightly oiled griddle pan over medium heat fry the zucchini on both sides until just cooked through. If you don’t have a griddle pan, use a normal frypan.
  3. Meanwhile in a small bowl mix together the yogurt, cucumber, mint, lemon juice and zest, garlic, salt and pepper to make the tzatziki. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. When the zucchini has cooked, cut into bite sized pieces.
  5. Add to the Cous Cous the zucchini, tomatoes, onion, feta, sunflower seeds and mint and mix through.
  6. Serve with the Tzatziki