Vegetable salad with couscous

Lately, I have found difficult to prepare proper meal for dinner, as I arrive from work and spending time with little Canito until his bed time comes πŸ˜‰ So we have decided to have light dinners and mainly quick, so my evening does not need to be only in the kitchen. This time, I prepared vegetable salad with couscous. This small grained food is quite popular and we like it as well.


What do you need:

300 g couscous

1 pepper

1 egg plant

sun – dried tomatoes

2 tomatoes

250 g baby spinach

1 red onion

2 garlic cloves

lemon juice from 1 lemon

Feta cheese

fresh basil

olive oil

salt and pepper



Prepare bowl of couscous according to the instructions on your package. Take a bigger pan and add olive oil. Cut onion into bigger pieces, smash the garlic cloves and add them into the pan. Fry onion and garlic. When garlic starts to smell and gets brownish, remove it from the pan. Cut the rest of vegetables and add them into the pan, except tomatoes and sun dries tomatoes. Let vegetables fried for couple of minutes (approximately 10 minutes). In the meantime, couscous should be ready. When finish with frying vegetables, lower the heat and add prepared couscous into the pan. Mix everything properly, add cut tomatoes and salt and pepper according to your taste. Mix it again and your salad is ready to serve. Salad is served with sun – dried tomatoes, sprinkled Feta cheese, basil leaves and squeezed lemon juice on top.



Vero & Canito

32 thoughts on “Vegetable salad with couscous

  1. Vero– this looks so savory and delicious!! And I totally agree with you about simple weeknight meals so you can enjoy more minutes with your little guy. You’re so wise. Want to make this–we love eggplant! xox form here!

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      1. Hola Rhonda! Thank you for asking and thinking about me! ❀️ Things are getting better and better every day, so I am really happy for that ☺️ Time helps with many things. Lately, I have been sick and I am really thankful to have a bit of help around… πŸ‘Ά


      2. Hi Rhonda, thank you! Finally, I am feeling much better so I can start “having life” again πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ Yes, you are absolutely right… It has been time for making things easier πŸ˜πŸ™ƒ I love it as well! It so nice ❀️ Hopefully, you are doing great!


      1. Thank you so much. I’m doing everything I can to enjoy both my boys. It’s a challenge at times. Oh no, not tonsillitis and fever, hope you recover quickly! It’s no fun being sick. Have a nice warm chicken soup. Hopefully, you do not pass it on to Canito or the husband.

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      2. Hello, I can imagine! But I am sure, you are doing great. Your boys look amazing!! ❀️ It is really not fun, however slowly getting better and I hope, non of them will get sick. I tried to stay away from the little one mainly, however you can imagine how things sometimes are πŸ˜‰ I made myself soup and it really helped! Thank you for suggestion!

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