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Couscous Salad Recipe with Mint, Asparagus and Strawberries

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Couscous salad is on the menu today.

I’ll show you my couscous salad recipe with mint, asparagus and strawberries.

This salad has something refreshing and I bring the couscous to the table with a lemon-honey-mustard dressing.

In addition to strawberries and asparagus, mint plays an important role in the taste.

This salad tastes good on hot days, it is a great surprise and change for the next barbecue.

You can easily replace the strawberries with cocktail tomatoes, experiment with the ingredients, couscous succeeds, let yourself be carried away to cook now and use the following recipe as a guideline for your own kitchen.

Step by step photos accompany you while cooking….

Questions to the recipe I answer you gladly over the comment function at the end of the page. Good luck! 

1. Recipe Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad with Mint, Asparagus and Strawberries

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 324
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing couscous as a salad with vegetables

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Couscous Salad Recipe
Couscous Salad Recipe © Thomas Sixt


Couscous Salad Ingredients

200 g Couscous
400 ml Vegetable broth
150 g strawberries (I like to use local strawberries!)
1 bunch green asparagus (I also like to use white asparagus!)
Pepper (I like to use pepper black or green)
brown sugar
1 TL oliv oil (I like to use it to cook asparagus!)
150 g Mixed leaf salad (I like to use a colorful mixture!)
2 slices toast
40 g butter
1 bunch mint

Ingredients lemon honey mustard dressing

2 pc lemons
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 pinch Salt
3 pinch Pepper
1 tsp Dijon mustard (I like to use the original!)
1 tsp honey (Also tastes good with agave syrup!)
60-80 ml walnut oil


Quinoa salad ingredients asparagus, strawberries on a kitchen board.
Ingredients for the quinoa salad.

Prepare ingredients

Prepare the ingredients for Couscous salad:

Wash and dry the strawberries briefly.

Wash the green asparagus and peel at the bottom, prepare the remaining ingredients as indicated.

Couscous in the pot while cooking with vegetable broth
Cook the couscous in a saucepan with vegetable broth.

Cook couscous

Boil the couscous with twice the amount of vegetable stock in a saucepan and let it swell over a low heat.

Pour the couscous into a sieve and let it evaporate on a baking tray.

Founder asparagus cooking in the pot
Green asparagus when cooking.

Prepare asparagus

Cook the asparagus in a pot in boiling salted water for about 6-8 minutes until al dente.

You can also season the water with sugar and olive oil.

Grill cooked asparagus
Briefly grill the asparagus, step picture.

Asparagus grill

Grill the asparagus in the grill pan over a high heat to develop the flavour.

Season the browned asparagus spears with a little sugar, salt and pepper.

Grilled asparagus and cut fresh strawberries bite-sized
Cut the asparagus and strawberries

Prepare vegetables

Then let the grilled asparagus cool down and cut into small pieces on a board with the strawberries.

Prepare lemon juice honey dressing
Mix lemon juice with honey and mustard to make a dressing, finally stir in the oil slowly.

Prepare dressing

Put the lemon juice with Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Mix the ingredients well, then slowly add the walnut oil.

The result is an emulsified salad dressing.

Prepare the lemon-mustard-honey dressing for marinating.

Fry the bread cubes in butter until crispy.
Bread cubes for croutons in a pan when frying with foamed butter.

Prepare bread cubes

Cut the toast bread into 5 mm cubes and fry in a hot pan with the butter.

Season the bread cubes with salt and pepper and prepare them for serving.

Colorful leaf salads
Prepare leaf salads

Prepare leaf salad

Pluck leaf salad small and wash quickly in cold water.

Spin the lettuce dry and place in a large bowl.

Couscous with couscous with mint, asparagus and strawberries, refreshing salad
Simply prepare couscous, here with mint, asparagus, strawberries and leafy salads. The lemon mustard dressing fits perfectly here. © Thomas Sixt food photographer.

Arrange and serve

Add all the prepared ingredients to the salad in the bowl and marinate with the dressing.

Decorate the couscous salad with bread cubes and serve quickly.

Pluck the mint freshly or serve to the guests at the table.


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