Couscous is in my opinion an underused ingredient in summer recipes. It is perfect in salads as it makes them filling whilst also being light and fluffy so perfect for hot sticky weather.

Dry couscous
Dry couscous

What is couscous?

Couscous is small balls of crushed durum wheat semolina. I have an article about how healthy couscous is that you might like to read if you would like to know more about couscous and how it can become a perfect addition to your food cupboard.

I always like to keep some couscous in because it is a great addition to meals such as stuffed peppers making them filling. Couscous can also be used by adding a handful to a casserole if there is too much liquid as it quickly absorbs some.

Mixed vegetable couscous

This wholesome vegetable couscous recipe was inspired by a couscous dish I enjoyed on holiday in Majorca a few years ago. It has earthy flavours and is filled with vegetables and lentils.

This mixed vegetable couscous is great for a summer buffet as well as individual meals and is perfect to take to work too.

vegetable couscous in a white bowl
Mixed vegetable couscous

Feta and roasted vegetable couscous

Roasted vegetables really do make summer meals perfect in my opinion. We often put some vegetables on the BBQ to roast which is lovely. If you are having a BBQ one day before you intend to have this Feta and Roasted vegetable couscous then you could consider roasting your vegetables in advance.

The vegetables and other ingredients can easily be substituted if there is something you are not keen on. The recipe gives you some great alternatives to consider.

Mango couscous

I love fruity dishes in the summer and this mango couscous is no exception. It is full of flavour whilst also being light and filling couscous salad recipe at the same time. If you love my Caribbean rice and fruity pasta salad then you will definitely also love mango couscous!

Mango couscous
Mango couscous

More summer recipes you should consider

If you are still looking for other summer recipes then how about considering something a little different. These are other reader favourites.

Lemon garlic chicken kebabs are a great summer kebab recipe that can be adapted slightly for all the family adding different vegetables to the skewers if prefered.

Chicken kebabs
Lemon Garlic Chicken kebabs

Tomato and mozzarella pasta salad is a great summery recipe that with the pasta is also filling. This is great for work lunches and can be easily made in advance.

Tomato and mozzarella pasta salad
Tomato and mozzarella pasta salad

Curry loaf is a popular meal all year. It can be made in advance and enjoyed hot or cold. If you like something with a curry flavour then why not try this. Made with chickpeas it is filling whilst also being great snack.

Curry loaf sliced on a wooden board
Curry loaf

Other articles you may find helpful

If you have enjoyed these couscous salad recipes then here are some others you might enjoy.

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Summer recipes for a heatwave

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