Fall Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

I have had an abundance of sweet potatoes from my CSA Baskets each week, so I have been racking my brain trying to think of creative ways to use them. This salad is full of so many warm and hearty Fall flavors. It would make an amazing Thanksgiving side dish, as you all know I am all about Thanksgiving sides. You could easily sub butternut squash for the sweet potatoes, arugula for the kale, and goat cheese for the feta. Make it your own creation with what you have on hand but this combination is really good. The rich sweet potatoes + tart dried cranberries + tangy feta + toasted almonds + fresh greens makes for a great salad. With most salads like this I find they are best served room temperature, so let it sit out about 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Fall Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

Fall Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Moroccan

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Couscous, cooked
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Cranberries, dried
  • 4 oz. Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Kale, shredded
  • Almonds, sliced

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

Salad

  • Cook couscous according to box and let cool.
  • Toss diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and spread on a baking sheet. Roast at 350°F for 30-35 minutes tossing 2-3 times.
  • In a large bowl toss couscous, dried cranberries, feta, kale, toasted almonds, sweet potatoes, and red onion. Toss with dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Dressing

  • In a jar whisk together the dressing ingredients - olive oil, dijon, maple syrup, lemon juice, garlic and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

1 Comment

  1. Ginny
    October 20, 2020 / 4:21 pm

    This was SO good! I was missing a red onion and didn’t have quite enough of feta but it was still amazing! Can’t wait to make it again with onion + more cheese.

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