Salmon couscous salad with roasted vegetables and a zesty harissa dressing. An easy-to-make recipe that’s perfect for dinner and packed with nourishing ingredients.
Salmon Couscous Salad with Lemon Harissa Dressing
I truly cannot get enough of the salmon, harissa and couscous combination. If you’ve tried my Harissa Salmon Bowls or Lemon Herb Salmon Skewers with Pearl Couscous, you’ll love this salmon couscous salad.
Pearl couscous, also known as Israeli couscous, gets tossed with roasted carrots & onions and mixed with seasoned baked salmon cubes, feta cheese, crunchy almonds and a zesty harissa dressing. It’s one of those flavor combos that works so well together, and makes for an easy & nourishing weeknight meal.
This recipe is so good for an easy weeknight meal and can be served warm or cold. It’s the perfect all-in-one dish that packs in carbs, veggies, protein and fats.
The couscous mixed with the roasted vegetables, dressing and feta cheese is so delicious on its own with the harissa dressing, but it would also pair well with other proteins like chicken, tofu or chickpeas.
How to make Salmon Couscous Salad
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Pearl couscous, aka Israeli couscous– these toasted pasta pearls are the perfect salad base
- Salmon- skinless, cut into cubes
- Carrots & onions- for added veggies
- Almonds- for a crunch
- Feta cheese- for savory flavor
- Zesty harissa dressing: made with olive oil, lemon juice, harissa, cumin, salt & pepper
Cook the vegetables
Toss the sliced carrots and onion in olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes
Prepare the salmon
Cut the salmon into 1″ cubes and toss in olive oil and your seasoning blend. Add the salmon to the pre-cooked vegetable pan and finish cooking for another 10-12 minutes
Prepare the pearl couscous
Add the couscous to a pot with a little olive oil and toast for 2-3 minutes. Add water and salt and cook the couscous until all of the water is absorbed.
Assemble the salad
Mix the cooked couscous with the veggies, cubed salmon, feta cheese, almonds and parsley and toss everything in the harissa dressing
This roasted veggie salmon couscous salad is a delicious dinner recipe that can double as meal prep. It combines some of my favorite flavors, and is a nourishing recipe to add to your meal rotation.