Almond Artichoke Summer Couscous

This Almond Artichoke Summer Couscous is an easy, light and healthy side dish or appetizer to go along with your meal. It’s the perfect summer salad recipe!

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Almond Artichoke Summer Couscous

Let’s take a break from the crazy cookies shall we? 🙂  I have a major crush on couscous salads, especially in the summer. It’s so great to have them in the refrigerator for nibbling on during the day.

I love that couscous cooks in 5 minutes which means, this entire salad is done within about 20 minutes. Grab your fork and enjoy some summer couscous. Now, to be completely honest, this is a recipe the kids may not be head over heels for, but hey, Mom needs some good food for just her from time to time right? Lol!

Enjoy friends!

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How to Make this Simple Side Dish

Here’s what you’ll need:  Some arugula, Italian dressing, slivered almonds, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and couscous.

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I just purchased a can of artichoke hearts, but you can use the marinated ones too.

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Give your artichoke hearts a chop then add them to your cooled, cooked couscous.

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Toss in your slivered almonds.

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Almonds=Love 🙂

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Some sun dried tomatoes.

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A little kosher salt.

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Add some freshly ground black pepper.

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Fresh Parmesan Cheese 🙂

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Just a touch of your favorite Italian Dressing. I used Newman’s Own this time.

Image of Adding Arugula to the Salad

I love adding a handful of arugula to the salad. Peppery, fresh…and so pretty.

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Be prepared for a simple, light, and perfectly delicious summer couscous salad.

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Almond Artichoke Summer Couscous Salad in a large serving bowl.

Almond Artichoke Summer Couscous

This Almond Artichoke Summer Couscous is an easy, light and healthy side dish or appetizer to go along with your meal. It's the perfect summer salad recipe!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Stove


  • 10 oz box couscous
  • 15 oz can artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 cup almonds slivered
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded or grated
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 handful arugula leaves


  • Cook couscous according to package directions. Toss to fluff and chill until cooled.
  • Add rest of ingredients, stirring to combine. Serve or chill until ready to serve.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 683mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: couscous recipe, couscous salad, couscous salad recipe, how to make couscous, summer appetizer, summer salad, summer side dish


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52 Responses
  1. Anne Sofie

    Oh my god.. That looks so simple and healthy.
    I love when you make health food look almost like cake and cookies!
    I will try it:-)

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