Warm Tuna Couscous Salad

Ten minutes, start to finish, in one bowl with all the major food groups. You can’t get much more instant than that!

My tuna couscous salad is usually made with a bowl of couscous pulled out of the fridge after the kids are finally in bed and my husband and I are starving. Five minutes later, we’re eating. Like most salads, it’s cold. Today, I needed an instant meal, and there was no couscous in the fridge that I could make a tuna salad from. So, I adapted an old favorite into this warm, wintery, one-bowl wonder. Here’s the first of those couscous salads I promised you:


I made a package of couscous, adding a chopped carrot before the hot water to steam with the couscous.
Foolproof Couscous
The rest of the veggies, I chopped while the couscous was cooking. And it tasted great!dsc06844-copy

Warm Tuna Couscous Salad
350 g/2 cups dry instant couscous, prepared  (Foolproof Couscous)
1 large carrot
1 medium tomato
1-2 stalks celery
2 pickles
1 hard-boiled egg
1 can tuna in oil,* drained
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Chop a carrot while the water for your couscous is boiling. Add to bowl with dry couscous with teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons oil, and a dash of black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add boiling water to cover ,about 2 cups. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the tomato, celery, and pickle. Peel and chop the hard-boiled egg.
  4. Add vegetables, egg, and tuna. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Season with more salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve warm.

*If using tuna packed in water, add a teaspoon of olive oil or vegetable oil to the salad.


About israelisalad

I'm an American-Israeli mother who loves to make healthy food from fresh ingredients, on a budget and with limited time. My site is full of easy, healthy recipes and insights into life in Israel.
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1 Response to Warm Tuna Couscous Salad

  1. Baruch Burstein says:

    It was delicious!


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