Couscous Salad


Summer is coming! And what’s better than a fresh salad on a warm, sunny day? This delicious salad is perfect on its own or as a side dish. Packed with lots of summer veggies, this rainbow of colour and flavour will definitely make your taste buds explode and brighten up your day!


  • 200 g couscous
  • 1 red pepper (ca. 150g)
  • 1 yellow pepper (ca. 150g)
  • ½ cucumber (ca. 200g)
  • juice of one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil & 5 thyme sprigs (
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (ca. 20g/tomato)
  • 5 radishes
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 bunch of green asparagus; cut into bite sized pieces (ca. 500g)
  • fresh herbs (I used: parsley, mint,


Orange ginger dressing

  • 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 120 ml pure orange juice
  • 1 tbsp aceto balsamico
  • a pinch of sea salt & black pepper


  • Cook couscous in a saucepan; let it cool
  • Meanwhile prepare all your vegetables, wash and cut them into small pieces
  • Pour olive oil into a pan, heat on medium flame; gently roast the green asparagus and thyme sprigs (turn often – takes about 8minutes); flavour with salt and pepper
  • Put all the vegetables into a large bowl, add couscous and mix until well combined
  • Add lemon juice, fresh herbs and seasonings then pour over orange ginger dressing and toss together
  • Enjoy!


  • Peel and cut the orange into small pieces
  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth

Carbs per serving: ca. 53g

Recipe makes 4 servings

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WRITTEN BY Anna Pintsuk, POSTED 05/23/16, UPDATED 12/12/22

Diagnosed with T1D at the age of 14, Anna has never let diabetes stop her from doing what she wants or chasing her dreams. In order to share her motivation, positive thoughts and to inspire others, she has started her blog where she writes about her life as a diabetic and vegan food and recipes. She has also started visiting newly diagnosed kids and teenagers at the hospital to give them hope and to show them that they are not alone. Some of her greatest passions are playing the violin, traveling and meeting new people. Anna is currently studying Nutrition Science at University of Vienna.