Cucumber Recipes

Couscous Cucumber Salad recipe

This simple summertime salad is compromised of couscous, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, cucumber, spring onions, parsley, basil and salt and pepper. You could also add garlic or chilli depending on your preferences.


  • 300g couscous
  • 6 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cucumber
  • Bunch spring onions
  • Small handful fresh parsley
  • Small handful fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put the couscous in a bowl. Cover with boiling water so that it comes a few cm above the couscous, cover with cling wrap and set to one side. Once the water has absorbed into the couscous, put into the fridge.

  2. Finely chop the spring onions. Slice the cucumber lengthways and remove the seeds, then finely chop. Finely chop the parsley and basil.

  3. Mix the lemon juice and oil in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the spring onions, cucumber, parsley, basil and couscous and stir so everything is mixed properly. Cover and put into the fridge for one hour before serving.

If you add chilli to this recipe, use a green one so that all of the colours remain similar. This recipe serves six.

Author: Laura Young.

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300gabout 11 oz (10.5819 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: December 21, 2011
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