With gorgeous magenta beet and cubes of feta, this Israeli Couscous Salad is the side dish so beautiful, it may as well just be the main course!
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Israeli Couscous Salad with Beet and Feta

With gorgeous magenta beet and cubes of feta, this Israeli Couscous Salad is the side dish so beautiful, it may as well just be the main course!
Course Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword couscous salad, grain salad, Israeli couscous, pearl couscous
Diet Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 279kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 3 large red beets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 2 cups water 440 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups Israeli couscous 250 g
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed feta 50 g

Instructions

  • Roast Beets: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Peel and dice beets, then spread onto a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, tossing to evenly coat, then roast for 30 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  • Cook Couscous: Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a medium pot and add couscous. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until couscous is “al dente” and water is absorbed.
  • Toss Together: When beets are hot out of the oven, mix them in with the cooked couscous, along with any beet juice in the pan, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, stirring to spread the bright pink juices of the beets onto the couscous. Toss with feta cheese and serve (warm or chilled)

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.3g | Protein: 9.2g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 7.7g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.3mg