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Spinach Couscous Salad

Back in May I completed my second sprint triathlon, the Danskin, with an amazing team of women from my YMCA. I met some great ladies throughout the training process…a lot of us really bonded and keep in touch with each other still with the help of Facebook (I {heart} Facebook!). One of my “Tri Chicks” Kris recently shared with me a few recipes, one of them including this salad which she said was her “new favorite salad”.

Well, it’s my new favorite salad now. I made it for lunch over the weekend and could not get enough of it. I bought all the ingredients for it again yesterday and plan to make it for dinner this week! It’s full of good stuff like spinach, sundried tomatoes and couscous. It would be awesome with some simply grilled chicken or shrimp for a complete meal that you can’t help but feel good about.

I had to make some changes to the original recipe based on what I had on hand, such as using whole wheat couscous and roasted red peppers. This salad is definitely one to try, you will not be disappointed! It makes awesome leftovers too!!

Mediterranean Spinach Couscous Salad | Aggie's Kitchen

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Mediterranean Spinach Coucous Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 clamshell baby spinach (about 10 oz)
  • 1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous (season with sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, drizzle olive oil while cooking)
  • ½ red onion, diced
  •  1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained and diced
  •  1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  •  1 roasted red pepper, diced
  •  3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  •  2 TBSP red wine vinegar
  •  ¼ tsp pepper
  •  4 oz crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook couscous as directed.
  2. Combine all other ingredients, excluding feta cheese, and toss.
  3. Add hot couscous to salad and toss together.
  4. Sprinkle feta cheese on top. Serve warm.

Recipe inspired and adapted from my friend Kris C.

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22 comments on “Spinach Couscous Salad”

  1. Fabulous salad Aggie I love spinach too so it is a double treat!

  2. mmm cous cous and feta- delicious. I bet it'd be fabulous with goat cheese too (my new favorite). I love sharing recipes with friends- its really how I find many of my best recipes (especially blogger friends ;)).

  3. I am SO making this for dinner tonight! Thanks, Aggie!

  4. What a great summer salad! I love the ingredients you've used here.

  5. oooh i've copied and pasted into my 'new recipes to try' word doc – I will def try this in the next few weeks – THANK YOU!! 🙂

  6. Looks like it's filled with so many of my favorite ingredients! I'm the only one who eats couscous at my house… so, that would leave more for me!

  7. I am always making salads with spinach but this one puts it over the top. Healthy and delicious!

  8. This looks delicious, I can't wait to try it. I'm going to post about it and send folks your way, I know a few of my friends will like it too!

  9. Oh man I love a good mid-week salad and this one fits that mold to the "T"!

  10. That salad sounds really tasty, and beautiful too!

  11. I love all the ingredients in this salad! And, I think I would stay fuller longer since it has couscous in it!

  12. This sounds wonderful and I have a box of whole wheat cous cous that I have been wondering what to do with.
    it has a greek feel to it which I LOVE!!!

  13. What a lovely salad! I LOVE feta with cous cous!

  14. I love spinach salad and I love couscous salad but I had never thought of combining them together! Great recipe!

  15. Great salad! It has all of my favorites!

  16. soo yum! I bet this salad hits the spot without the guilt!

  17. What a tasty and beautiful salad…I've never thought to combine couscous with salad.

  18. I have been looking for things to make for lunch with couscous in them. My husband doesn't like it but I love it so it needs to be a lunchtime thing – this looks great!

  19. This looks like something I would absolutely love. Yum. Adaptable too. Great pics, Aggie!

  20. Made this salad tonight for dinner. It was wonderful. My husband has declared that it is a "keeper". Thanks for sharing.

  21. Hi there, just doing some research for my Danskin site. Amazing the amount of information on the web. Not what I was looking for, but nice site. Take care.

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