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From Victoria, British Columbia, Debbie Kangas writes, "While visiting my in-laws in the Canary Islands, we had a rooftop buffet for 20 people to celebrate our anniversaries. This was one of the dishes my mother-in-law prepared. It's been popular here at home ever since."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked couscous
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 168 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine couscous, tomatoes, onion and herbs. Whisk together the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over couscous mixture; toss to coat. Chill overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Couscous Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p17

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