Couscous Salad with Pea Shoots & Parmesan

Couscous Salad with Pea Shoots & Parmesan

This can be a colourful and hearty side dish or a light main course. This vibrant dish is packed with interesting textures, lovely flavours, resulting in a salad that is an absolute joy to eat. It’s fresh, healthy, delicious, super easy, and fast to prepare. We all love a good couscous salad. The soft grains make a good alternative for typical salad carbs like pasta, while also making the dish more satiating. This is a great, quick recipe for weekly meal prep.

You’ll need:

  • 250 ml Couscous of your choice

  • 1 x 400 g Tin Peas

  • 150 g Bacon Bits

  • 60 g Tendril Leaf Pea shoots

  • 40 g Parmesan, grated


  • 45 ml Olive Oil

  • 30 ml Lemon Juice

  • 5 ml Honey

  • 5 ml Dijon Mustard

  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Cook couscous according to instructions on the packaging.

  2. Rinse the couscous and spread it out in your salad bowl to dry (prevent it from sticking together).

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat and fry the bacon bits until golden and crispy. Let it drain on a paper towel.

  1. Assemble the salad in the following order: Pea Shoots, couscous, peas, bacon, parmesan. Pour over the dressing and toss the salad lightly to mix everything.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *