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Easy Curried Couscous Salad Recipe

This is a quick and easy couscous salad recipe that has lots of flavor and makes a great side dish with chicken.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 ½ cups couscous
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup minced flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • ¼ cup blanched, sliced almonds
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, small diced


  • Put the couscous in a heat proof bowl that has a tight fitting cover. Boil the water and melt the butter in it. Pour the mixture over the couscous and place the cover on the bowl. Let the couscous soak for five minutes, remove cover and fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • In a separate container, whisk the yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, curry, turmeric, salt, and pepper together. Pour over the couscous and mix well with a fork.
  • Add the carrots, parsley, currants, almonds, scallions, and red onions. Mix well and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Serve at room temperature.