Couscous Shrimp Salad with Fresh Veggies and Homemade Vinaigrette!

I’m usually not a fan of trying something new (food wise) but I did tonight! I’ve been hearing a lot about couscous on the Food Network so I decided to try it out. I found a recipe that I liked, but added my own veggies and dressing to it! And of course I threw in some shrimp because it’s delicious in any salad. It’s in the fridge now, so I’ll let you know how it turns out when I serve it for dinner!


Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe


3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, crushed

salt and pepper to taste


-In small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

-Put in the fridge to chill.


Couscous Shrimp Salad with Fresh Veggies


2 cups couscous

2 cup boiling water

1 tsp ground cumin

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 cup fresh parsley, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup crumbled feta cheese


-Pour water into saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, then immediately fluff with a fork (otherwise it will clump).

-Put in fridge to chill.

-In a large salad bowl, toss together the shrimp, cooled couscous, red and yellow bell peppers, tomato, parsley and feta cheese.

-Whisk vinaigrette to blend, then pour in about half of it over the couscous. Toss to coat, add more vinaigrette to toss thoroughly without drenching.

-Refrigerate at least 90 minutes before serving.


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