Avocado and Feta Pearl Couscous Salad

Avocado and Feta Pearl Couscous Salad

 Elevated with Tomato, Lime, Cilantro, and Pumpkin Seeds

Embark on a delectable journey as you explore the rich tapestry of flavors woven into this vibrant Pearl Couscous Salad. This culinary delight seamlessly blends ingredients from diverse corners of the world. The substantial Middle Eastern pearl couscous lays the groundwork, providing a hearty backdrop for the luscious creaminess of South American avocado, the invigorating burst of lime, and the unmistakable saltiness of Greek feta. As a crowning touch, toasted pumpkin seeds introduce a satisfying crunch, transforming each bite into a sensory symphony of textures. Join us on this gastronomic expedition where global tastes converge, creating a masterpiece that transcends borders and tantalizes your taste buds. Embark on this journey of flavors and textures that promises to delight your palate.


  • 1/2 Shallot
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 85 grams Pearl Couscous
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 4 bunches Fresh Cilantro
  • 10 grams Pumpkin Seeds )
  • 40 grams Mixed Greens
  • 40 grams of Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 Vegetable Bouillon Cube
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Honey
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Cooking Method:

  1. Begin by bringing 300 ml of water per person to a lively boil in a covered pan, infusing it with the savory essence of 1/2 bouillon cube per person.
  2. While the water heats, finely chop the shallot. Dice the tomato and avocado into bite-sized cubes, preparing a symphony of colors and textures.
  3. Introduce the pearl couscous into the boiling water, allowing it to cook to perfection under the lid for a sumptuous 12 minutes. Once cooked, drain the pearls. Grate the zesty lime peel and extract its juicy essence. Finely mince the fresh cilantro. In a dry pan over high heat, toast the pumpkin seeds until they release a delightful pop.
  4. In a spacious salad bowl, craft a zesty vinaigrette by whisking together extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, honey, and a personalized infusion of 1 tsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp lime zest per person. Gently fold the cooked pearl couscous and shallot into this flavorful concoction. Then, artfully introduce the tomato, avocado, cilantro, and mixed greens.
  5. Present your culinary masterpiece by elegantly arranging the pearl couscous on individual plates, generously crumbing feta over the top, and sprinkling the ensemble with the tantalizingly toasted pumpkin seeds.

Dive into a world of flavors, where each bite unveils a new dimension, from the creaminess of avocado to the tang of lime and the salty charm of feta. This enticing salad transcends borders, inviting you to savor the global tapestry of tastes within the comfort of your own kitchen. Bon appétit!