Couscous Salad


Tired of eating lettuce salads?

Today you will learn how to make this easy and quick salad that, above all, is not the classic lettuce salad.

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Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1⁄3 cup couscous
  • 1⁄3 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 60 grams (2 oz) panela cheese (you can also use cottage or ricotta-style cheese)
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro
  • A handful of mint leaves


  1. Boil water in a pot.
  2. Add the couscous, cover the pot, turn off the heat and let the couscous absorb the water for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the couscous in a bowl and add the cooked chickpeas, the chopped cucumber, the panela cheese, the chopped cilantro and the finely chopped mint leaves.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well.

To serve:

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories: 324 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41.5 g
  • Proteins: 22.5 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sodium: 3.4 mg


The nutrition facts in this recipe are an estimate.

WRITTEN BY Beyond Type 2 Editorial Team, POSTED 10/06/23, UPDATED 10/11/23

This piece was written collaboratively by the Beyond Type 2 editorial team.