Lemon Feta Couscous Salad is loaded with taste and makes the perfect lunch! Full of arugula, white beans, feta cheese, couscous and a lemon French dressing.

Earlier this summer time, I made my Lemon Feta Couscous Salad over on Pinterest and it went viral! I knew my weblog readers would love the recipe as properly so I made it once more for straightforward lunches all through the week and am sharing it right here. It’s the greatest straightforward salad that you’ll love consuming just a few days in a row.  I loaded it with a bunch of scrumptious substances like couscous, peppery arugula, white beans, feta cheese, basil, lemon zest, inexperienced onions and a do-it-yourself lemon French dressing. So good! 

Lemon Feta Arugula Couscous Salad

Why ought to I eat beans?

When you’ve got been following The Nutritionist Evaluations for awhile, you already know I really like cooking with beans. We use beans in so many alternative dishes reminiscent of salads, soups, Mexican meals, hummus and a lot extra. I not too long ago bought an incredible alternative with the Michigan Bean Fee to go on a visit and study all about Michigan Beans. I knew I needed to go due to my love for beans!

I realized a lot about beans! I realized that the thumb of Michigan is a big producer of beans, particularly black beans, navy and small crimson beans. I really like this as a result of that’s the place my mother or father’s farm is that we’re all the time visiting and I actually did not understand how essential bean rising was in Michigan.  

Lemon Feta White Bean Couscous Salad

We toured a bean farm studying about how beans are grown, we bought to see tips on how to make a wide range of bean recipes, realized about bean diet, noticed how beans are processed, and so forth. It was an incredible journey that simply solidified my love for beans. Chef Amanda Leatherman from Grand Rapids, MI made a really related arugula salad for us on the journey which jogged my memory of this salad.

Spoonful of lemon feta couscous salad

Now let me discuss why we use beans in our house. The primary motive might be comfort. Opening a can of canned beans is tremendous fast and makes for fast meals which is wonderful since we regularly do not have a ton of time to make a meal. Beans are additionally tremendous reasonably priced! As the value of meat has gone approach up, I really like that beans are nonetheless an reasonably priced protein possibility. One more reason is that my household loves beans! My children love any meal with beans and subsequently, I make them loads! The ultimate motive is as a result of beans are filled with vitamins! Particularly protein and fiber.

**Go to the Michigan Bean Commission to study extra about beans and to get recipe concepts for tips on how to prepare dinner with beans.

Yield: serves 4-6 

Lemon Feta Couscous Salad

Lemon Feta Couscous Salad is loaded with taste and makes the perfect lunch! Full of arugula, white beans, feta cheese, couscous and a lemon French dressing.

Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook dinner time: 10 minutes Complete time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cooked couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups arugula 
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped contemporary basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped inexperienced onion
  • Lemon French dressing
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons crimson wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook dinner couscous and white beans in accordance with directions (or use canned white beans).

  2. Whisk collectively the lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, black pepper and salt.

  3.  In a big bowl, combine collectively arugula, white beans, couscous, feta, basil, inexperienced onion and dressing. 

  4. Tastes greatest should you let marinate for at the least an hour or in a single day. Could be saved within the fridge for as much as 4 days.

Get pleasure from!

This submit is sponsored by the Michigan Bean Commission.