Are you bored of eating the same old sandwiches each day? This quick and easy recipe is great for a light lunch, or served as a side dish, and it only takes 10 minutes to make. Plain couscous which is cooked in water without salt or additional butter/oil is a low fat (almost fat-free) source of carbohydrate. A single one-cup serving provides about 36 grams of carbohydrate. It also contains a small amount of fibre and by adding nuts this gives you a great source of protein also. It is also a delicious way of using up vegetables instead of using them in a plain salad.    



  • 100g Couscous
  • 200ml Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 50g Feta Cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbsp Pesto
  • 2 tbsp Crushed Walnuts



Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cooling Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 2 (Lunch) 4 (Side Dish)

Couscous salad


  1. Place the couscous into a bowl, add the stock, and cover with cling film and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Chop the cucumber, pepper, spring onion and feta cheese into small pieces.
  3. Mix the chopped ingredients with the couscous and sprinkle the walnuts on top
  4. Serve alongside our stuffed Pesto Peppers


Here at MotivatePT we always make up two batches and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. It is great as a healthy snack, whenever you find yourself feeling peckish. It can also be a excellent addition to your evening meal to get those extra vitamins and minerals that we all need. It is a hearty dish that is so simple to make. Spice it up by adding a slightly different flavour by using the zest and juice of a lime. You can also serve this with plain grilled chicken or fish for extra protein and omega3 . We always team this salad with our healthy pesto peppers.