Giant Cous Cous Salad

  • Posted on November 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Rowena: “Recently I was on holidays in Noosa and my fiance ordered a Giant Couscous salad.

This is my version…”

…I would also tell the children it’s pasta salad or give it another name because I always find the name cous cous really puts people off. There are a few steps in making this but it really works well.”

Giant Cous Cous Salad


  • 1 cup of Giant Cous Cous
  • 1/2  bunch fresh mint – chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander – chopped
  • 4 green shallots – sliced
  • 3 table spoons of salad seeds
  • 1/4 of a small pumpkin diced quite small and roasted – takes about 25 mins on 180
  • 1 small red sweet potato – roast on the same tray as the pumpkin


  • Cook giant couscous according to packet – very easy!
  • Bake diced pumpkin
  • Saute mushrooms
  • Once couscous is cooked rinse, cool and add to your big salad bowl
  • Add the fresh herbs and sliced shallots
  • Add the cooked pumpkin and mushrooms
  • Add the salad seeds

Dress salad with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper

Tip – I buy salad seeds from the local green grocer however if you cannot but seeds already in a mix just add whatever seeds you like eg pinenuts, pepitas or sesame seeds.

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