Warm Butternut Squash Couscous Salad

October 26, 2015 by MommaCuisine

Some of the most impressive recipes are made with the simplest of ingredients that are super affordable. Couscous is one of those pantry staples I have that is a go-to for fast meals and also very versatile.


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




2 cup diced butternut squash

1 cup dry instant couscous

1 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

0.5 teaspoons kosher salt

1 cherry tomatoes sliced in halves

2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons kosher salt


Step 1

Roast the butternut squash on 375 degrees with a drizzle of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt until fork tender for about 20 minutes.

Step 2

In a small saucepot, boil the water and salt. Then, add the couscous. Stir in the salt and butter. Turn the heat off, close the saucepot with lid and set aside. After 5 minutes, take the lid off the couscous and fluff with a fork.

Step 3

Once the butternut squash has slightly cooled, toss it in with the hot couscous. Toss in the cherry tomatoes, scallions, olive oil, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Serve warm or room temperature.


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