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Simple Lemon Arugula Couscous Feta Salad

A delicious and easy anytime salad to throw together last minute and impress your guests!

We found this salad idea on Instagram and instantly knew we had to try it. The lemon feta flavors are all classic and yummy. The couscous salad makes this salad hearty yet light. You can easily sub in orzo pasta, quinoa or wheat berries!

This salad is perfect for add ins like canned tuna fish, a hard boiled egg or two, air fryer salmon or some shredded chicken breast. A simple healthy meal is then created and enjoyed!

lemon arugula couscous salad

You can use any type of thin cut lettuce for this salad. You can also sub in shaved parmesan for the feta if you like. Next time I might add walnuts or pine nuts to this salad too for a little crunch!

lemon arugula couscous salad

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lemon arugula couscous salad


Simple Lemon Arugula Couscous Feta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes

Servings 6
Calories 361kcal
Author Stella



  • 5 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp Italian herb blend
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • cups uncooked pearl couscous
  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives
  • 5 oz feta crumbled

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  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a large bowl. Whisk together until it thickens. Taste and adjust lemon tang or salt if needed.
  • Cook your couscous as per package instructions. Once cooked and slightly cooled, add it to the large bowl with the dressing. Along with the baby arugula, cucumber, olives and feta. Toss all to coat with dressing.


You can use orzo pasta, quinoa or wheat berries instead of the couscous. You would need 3 cups COOKED orzo, quinoa or wheat berries instead.
If you’re not a fan of feta, you can make this salad with shaved parmesan cheese instead!
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Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 729IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1mg