Healthy Lentil Couscous Salad – The easy meal accompaniment

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Lentil Couscous salad is a simple and healthy dish which makes a quick accompaniment to your favourite main or a delicious light meal in its own right. 

Lentil Couscous Salad

Lentil Couscous Salad

I shared a recipe for Cajun Chicken a few days ago and served the chicken sitting on a bed of Lentil Couscous salad. The zesty lemon dressing in this salad makes it the perfect pairing for chicken or salad.

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While you are making tasty salads, be sure to try my delicious Thermomix coleslaw, it tastes divine! 

Grainy Lentil Couscous Salad

Lentil Couscous Salad

Julie Carlyle
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Australian, Middle Eastern
Servings 6 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • 45 g continental parsley
  • 85 g red onion quartered
  • 60 g flaked almonds
  • 100 g wholegrain couscous
  • 400 g brown lentils Can (drained weight 240g approx)
  • 2 lemon juice only
  • 150 g Campbells Real vegetable stock liquid
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice *optional
  • 50 g sultanas *optional


  • Add 45gm parsley to TM bowl. Turbo 1 sec.
  • Scrape down the bowl. Repeat Turbo .5 sec.
  • Remove parsley and reserve in a large serving bowl.
  • Add 85gm red onion 1/4 Turbo .5 sec. Reserve in the bowl with the parsley
  • Without cleaning the TM bowl add vegetable stock and Chinese 5 spice to the TM bowl. Heat 5min/Varoma/Speed 2.
  • Meanwhile, add the drained lentils and flaked almonds to the reserved parsley and onion.
  • Place the couscous and sultanas in a separate bowl together and add lemon juice.
  • Add the heated vegetable stock to the bowl of couscous. Stir and set aside.
  • Once all the fluid has been absorbed into the couscous stir. 
  • Add the couscous to the salad and lightly toss all the ingredients together. Refrigerate the salad and serve chilled.


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 22gFat: 6gSodium: 108mgPotassium: 883mgFiber: 24gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 23.9mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 6.3mg
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The recipe uses whole grains which are high in fibre and low in fat meaning this salad will give you a sustained satisfied feeling between meals. Each serving contains a huge 24gms of fibre!

Healthy Wholegrain Salad

Healthy Wholegrain Salad

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