Israeli couscous provides a healthy, high fiber base for this delicious, vegetarian salad filled with fresh veggies and creamy avocado cilantro dressing!

Couscous Avocado Salad Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse!

With spring right around the corner, I’m so excited to share this yummy new salad recipe that’s full of bright, delicious flavors! Israeli couscous provides a healthy, high fiber base to the salad, while vitamin packed pomegranate seeds add a sweet and tart burst on top!

I tossed the salad in Litehouse Foods new OPA Avocado Cilantro Dressing made with greek yogurt which contains 50% less calories than other salad dressings!

I then added fresh avocado on top, because in my world, there can never be enough avocado, ever! You could also use this simple, delicious Avocado Vinaigrette recipe.

Couscous Avocado Salad Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces Israeli couscous
  • ½ cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ cup red onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeno (diced)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ cup Litehouse OPA Avocado Cilantro Dressing or avocado vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 avocado (de-seeded & diced)
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds – follow this post for how to cut a pomegranate and easily remove the seeds.
  • ¼ cup goat cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)

Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.

Add the couscous and toast lightly 4-5 minutes. In the meantime, bring 2 cups of water to boil on the stove in a separate saucepan. After the couscous is lightly toasted, slowly add the boiling water to the couscous. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes.

While the couscous is cooking, chop the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and cherry tomatoes. Add them to a large bowl.

diced vegetables in large bowl

Once the couscous is cooked, add it to the bowl with the chopped veggies, toss with the dressing.

Place in a serving bowl and top with the avocado, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese and fresh cilantro.

Couscous Avocado Salad in orange bowl

Toss everything together and dig in!

couscous tossed with fresh vegetables in orange bowl

So many fresh flavors in this light, yet filling salad! A win as a side dish or an entree.

Top it with Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp or Greek Marinated Chicken for a boost of protein!

couscous salad in orange bowl topped with cheese, avocado, pomegranate and cilantro

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Israeli Couscous & Avocado Salad

Israeli couscous provides a healthy, high fiber base for this delicious, vegetarian salad filled with fresh veggies & creamy avocado cilantro dressing!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz Israeli couscous
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup Litehouse OPA Avocado Cilantro Dressing, or avocado vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 avocado, seeded & diced
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add the couscous and toast lightly 4-5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, bring 2 cups of water to boil on the stove in a separate saucepan.
  • After the couscous is lightly toasted, slowly add the boiling water to the couscous.
  • Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes.
  • While the couscous is cooking, chop the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and cherry tomatoes.
  • Add them to a large bowl.
  • Once the couscous is cooked, add it to the bowl with the chopped veggies, toss with the Litehouse OPA Avocado Cilantro Dressing.
  • Place in a serving bowl and top with the avocado, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese and fresh cilantro.
  • Toss everything together and dig in!

Nutrition Facts

Serving 4gCalories 442kcal (22%)Carbohydrates 58g (19%)Protein 13g (26%)Fat 17g (26%)Saturated Fat 4g (20%)Cholesterol 6mg (2%)Sodium 237mg (10%)Potassium 511mg (15%)Fiber 7g (28%)Sugar 5g (6%)Vitamin A 1035mg (21%)Vitamin C 45.6mg (55%)Calcium 88mg (9%)Iron 1.5mg (8%)
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