Loosey Cous-y

A few weeks ago, HEB had some samples of some of their ready-made salads when I was shopping. One of them was a couscous salad that appeared to be super fresh. I tried some and ended up buying it. I bought more the next week. The next time I was looking for it, it was gone. I asked the deli attendants, and they said it hadn’t been selling well, so they weren’t sure they would have it again. Boo!

I went on about my shopping.

The following week, I was in another HEB, so I thought I’d look. No dice. So I started gathering ingredients instead. I have to say, it turned out pretty good. Mr. Gray even ate some–after he asked where the meat was.

It’s also fun because Baby Gray repeats couscous over and over while he eats it!

You will need:
1 box roasted garlic and olive oil couscous
Juice from 2 small lemons
8-10 cherry or grape tomatoes (or any sweet variety)
Fresh spinach (I shred mine with scissors; it can be left whole)
Fresh mushrooms (I chop mine; they can be any size)
Feta (I actually forgot it when I made it last, but it makes the salad)
Course ground pepper 

  • Prepare couscous as directed
  • Stir in lemon juice
  • Add vegetables, pepper, & cheese; stir well 
  • Refrigerate until serving; serve chilled


  1. I bought one, think it was called Brazilian Couscous, in the deli at Central Market last week at Sissy's and couldn't get enough. Oh my it was so good. It was sort of cold, vinaigrette type wi/ some olives, cilantro, mushrooms in it. I wanted to go for some on my way home but had Ikey in the car…too hot to leave him. Also have some in the cabinet…may try my hand at it as well!
    A fellow couscous fan!

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