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5 from 3 votes

Autumn Pearl Couscous Salad

This is the perfect Fall salad to go with your meals! Think cranberries, squash, and pecans with pearl couscous. It is absolutely delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: autumn salad, couscous, couscous salad, easy salad recipe, fall salad, fall side dish, pearl couscous, salad recipes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Heifa

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Lemon's Juice
  • 2 tbsp Fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Garlic crushed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Couscous Salad

  • 1 cup Pearl Couscous cooked
  • 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Pecans
  • 1/4 Red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Kale leaves chopped
  • 1 cup Butternut Squash Pan fried or roasted

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients of the dressing. Shake or stir well. Save extras in an airtight container or jar in the fridge if there are any, Taste and adjust if needed. Some may prefer sweeter or more acidic.
  • Toss the kale first in a spoon of dressing and massage it to make it more tender. Then, add the rest of the salad ingredients with about a 1/3 cup of dressing. How much dressing is up to you! Enjoy this salad cold. It is a great make-ahead meal prep salad to keep in the fridge.

Notes

To make this gluten-free, substitute the couscous with quinoa.
To make it vegan, substitute the honey with syrup or agave.
Dressing recipe has been modified slightly from youtube video.