This is a wonderfully versatile salad that you can make with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Use arugula instead of spinach for example or green beans instead of the sugar snap peas or even basil instead of the cilantro. The recipe serves 4 and if you have leftovers they are good for lunch the following day! I have never tried adding couscous to a salad before but this edamame and couscous salad changed my mind! Couscous is a great addition to a salad!

Edamame and Couscous Salad with Feta


1 cup couscous
1 cup vegetable broth
1 ½ cups frozen shelled edamame
6 ounces of sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved lengthwise
3 Tbsp. olive oil
6 scallions, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, havled lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tsp. Harissa spice
4 cups spinach
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Pepper
¼ cup crumbled feta
Lime wedges


Cook the couscous according to the package directions, using vegetable broth instead of water. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly.

Meanwhile bring a pan of water to a boil. Add the edamame and cook until tender, avout 5 minutes. Stir in the peas. Drain immediately and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain again.

Heat 2 tsp. of the olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the scallions and jalapeno pepper and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the harissa spice and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in the spinach, just until slightly wilted. Add to couscous. 

Add the remaining 1 tsp. of olive oil, lime juice, mint, salt and pepper to the couscous mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the feta and serve with lime wedges.

6 comments on “Edamame and Couscous Salad with Feta

Nancy on May 31, 2019 5:03 pm

Looks great! What’s harrisa spice?

Nancy Wolff on May 31, 2019 5:13 pm

It is a mixture of cumin seeds, caraway seeds, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper and cinnamon. You can make your own. 1 tbspCumin Seeds (or 1.5 tsp. Ground cumin powder)
1 tbspCoriander Seeds (or 1.5 tsp. ground powder)
1 tbspCaraway seeds (or 1.5 tsp. ground caraway powder
1 tbspFennel seeds (or 1.5 tsp. ground fennel seed powder)
1/4 cupGround dried chili powder (mild or hot per your preference
2 tbspSmoked Paprika
2 tspGarlic powder (not garlic salt)
1-1/2 tspSea salt
1 tspGround black peppercorns
1 tspDried mint leaves
1/2 tspGround cinnamon
1/4 tspGround ginger
1/4-1/2 tspGround cayenne pepper (optional)

Marty Hadding on June 7, 2019 12:53 am

Oh, this sounds so yummy! Two of my favorite things…edamame and feta cheese!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on June 8, 2019 7:17 pm

Looks delicious and healthy – great ingredients. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

Miz Helen on June 11, 2019 2:57 pm

What a great recipe for your Edamame and Couscous Salad, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

Lisa Lombardo on June 11, 2019 6:03 pm

This looks delicious, Nancy! I love edamame and Greek foods too…will have to try!

Thanks so much for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you again today 🙂

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