Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes
Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes

This light but nutrient-rich Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes salad is a great easy-to-make side.

Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes
5 from 1 vote

Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes

This light but nutrient-rich salad is a great easy-to-make side.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword couscous with cherry tomatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 3 servings, about ¾ cup each
Calories 222 kcal
Author Openfit


  • 1 cup water
  • cup dry whole wheat couscous
  • 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil divided use
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes cut in half (or ½ cup quartered tomatoes)
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 6 leaves fresh mint chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat leaf (Italian) parsley
  • Sea salt to taste; optional
  • Cracked black pepper to taste; optional


  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Add couscous. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 3 minutes, or until the couscous is fluffy and water is absorbed. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine couscous, 3 tsp. oil, and lemon juice in a medium serving bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add mushrooms; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms release liquid. Remove from heat.
  6. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, mint, and parsley to couscous; toss gently to blend.
  7. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.