July 10, 2013

Grilled Summer Squash, Couscous and Tomato Salad

Grilled Summer Squash and Couscous Salad | Fork Knife Swoon

With the Honey out of town and the weather as hot as all get out, I’ve been making tons of fresh, vegetarian salads. It’s not that he disapproves of us eating vegetarian – we do several times a week – or even eating lots of fresh vegetables for that matter, but he most certainly is a happy carnivore and I think sees a big, vegetable-filled salad as simply the base for some type of grilled meat.

When it’s just me at home, I find myself gravitating toward more vegetable-centric meals, like this grilled summer squash salad. I grilled up some zucchini and yellow squash from this week’s CSA farm basket and tossed it with sweet grape tomatoes, fresh herbs and Israeli pearl couscous for a super easy and refreshing salad that also creates great leftovers. This could easily make a light meal for two, or for meat-lovers, a flavorful, veggie-packed side dish.

Grilled Summer Squash and Couscous Salad | Fork Knife Swoon

5.0 from 2 reviews
Grilled Summer Squash, Couscous and Tomato Salad
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe by:
Yield: 2-4 Servings
  • 1 cup dry Israeli couscous
  • 1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional: 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  1. Cook the couscous according to package directions (generally takes about about 10-15 minutes from start to finish).
  2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, toss the squash and zucchini slices with the olive oil and vinegar. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the squash and zucchini until just tender and grill marks form, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  3. Add the squash back to the mixing bowl and combine with the couscous, tomatoes, basil, mint and feta (if using). Season with salt and pepper, to taste, as necessary. Can be served either warm or chilled.
Note from Laura
The larger size of Israeli pearl couscous is a nice counterpart to the grilled veggies, however feel free to substitute any other type of couscous you prefer.


Join the Conversation

Comment Policy: Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! The most helpful comments include recipe feedback and ratings, along with information on ingredients you may have added or substituted, or advise to other commenters. Disrespectful or abusive comments will be deleted. I do my best to respond to each and every comment, but it may take me a day or two to get back to your question. Thank you for following along!

Leave a Comment & Review

Rate this recipe:  


  • Reply
    39 Salads To Make On The Grill | awesome viral content
    October 4, 2015 at 8:07 am

    […] forkknifeswoon.com […]

  • Reply
    July 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    This was delicious! Made it as directed, and will definitely make it again. Thank you!

  • Reply
    39 Salads To Make On The Grill : Walk Fit Challenge
    June 18, 2015 at 5:53 am

    […] forkknifeswoon.com […]

  • Reply
    39 Salads To Make On The Grill - Power Up Your Health : Power Up Your Health
    May 7, 2015 at 5:19 am

    […] forkknifeswoon.com […]

  • Reply
    July 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Just made this. And wow. Simple quick. Def make again.

  • Reply
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
    July 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I’m the exact same way when my husband is out of town… I love to make veggie-filled dishes when I’m cooking for one. Definitely adding this one to the list because it looks amazing!