Basil Pesto Couscous Salad

Elevate your summer gatherings with this refreshing Basil Pesto Couscous Salad. The vibrant green hues of basil pesto combined with the light and fluffy couscous make this salad a crowd-pleaser.

Basil Pesto Couscous Salad

Basil Pesto Couscous Salad


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the couscous according to package instructions. Fluff it with a fork and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked couscous, chopped basil, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the couscous mixture and toss gently to combine.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve chilled and enjoy your refreshing Basil Pesto Couscous Salad!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving):

– Calories: 250

– Protein: 7g

– Carbohydrates: 30g

– Fat: 12g

– Fiber: 4g

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