Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 mins

A simple couscous salad, pairs great with roast lamb or chicken.



250g couscous
1 avocado
2 sweet bell peppers
1 cucumber
2 hands of cherry tomatoes in different colours
1 Batavia lettuce (large crisphead lettuce with pale green or red-tinged leaves)
1 tbsp. capers
6 sprigs of chive, finely chopped
2 tbsp. of parsley, finely chopped


  • 1/2 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil



  1. Prepare couscous according to pack instructions. Transfer couscous to a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Bring to taste with the fresh herbs.
  2. Cut the bell peppers in small chunks.
  3. Peel the avocado and cut in dices.
  4. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves.
  5. Cut the cucumber in thin slices.
  6. Cut a circle around the core of the lettuce. Wash and dry the leaves.
  7. Prepare the dressing, mix the lime and lemon juice and zest with the olive oil.
  8. Add the couscous to a big bowl, mix with the vegetables and capers. Add the leaves when serving and drizzle with the dressing.


Recipe kindly provided by Rijk Zwaan. For more delicious recipes like this, visit Love My Salad

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