Delicious, full of flavor and healthy Mediterranean Couscous Salad stuffed in endive leaves.
I was a the store the other day and I saw endive. I wasn’t sure what it is because I’ve never tried it. But I thought I’ll buy it and I’ll figure it out something —> like always. So after couple of days I thought I have to do something with my endive. Mediterranean couscous salad came to my mind.
I checked the endive leaves and I realized they are sturdy and I thought it will be easy to stuff something in it. I looked around and I’ve decided to go with couscous, cucumber, tomato and Mediterranean herbs. I just didn’t have olives at home so I didn’t add it. But you can do this. I’m just not a huge fan of them.
I had lots of fresh parsley at home and it perfectly suited my salad. So much flavor from parsley, red onion, herbs like basil, rosemary and Italian seasoning . Mediterranean couscous salad is delicious, healthy and vegetarian. Perfect for side dish at dinner time or a party when guests can grab easily one endive leaf. It is great also for light lunch any day of the week.
What do you do with your endive leaves? I am happy to read your recipes and ideas!
Mediterranean Couscous Salad in Endive Leaves
- 1 cup cooked couscous
- 1/2 to mato diced
- 1/2 cup cumber diced
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 4 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
- 1 - 2 endive
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- In a medium bowl mix couscous, tomato, cucumber, red onion and parsley. Set aside
- In a small bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, rosemary, basil and Italian seasoning .
- Add dressing to the salad and mix.
- Remove leaves from endive. Stuff each leave with salad.
These look lovely – they’d make for such a great, light lunch! Thanks for sharing!
I’m not a fan of endive but your photos are beautiful!
Brooke @ Silver Lining
These look so great! You always have such great food photography too. Love it.
I still struggle… with photography. Still learning. I just need new camera:) Thank you so much!
I love Mediterranean salads! This sounds delicious and it’s a beautiful presentation in the endive leaves.
Thank you Debbie!
So cute in the little endive cups…perfect for a party!
This looks so pretty and delicious. I would love to make this sometime. I will be perfect lunch for me.
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Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
I love yummy things stuffed into endive! It like an edible spoon! The Mediterranean salad looks delish!
I LOVE endives! This looks fantastic!
These look perfect for a party! Great combination of flavors – sounds like something I would make. Although I have to substitute quinoa because I am gluten free :(.
Great idea to use quinoa:)
These would make a great light lunch, or a nice appetizer for a party.
I agree! Thank you so much!
kim b (kimb031)
This looks absolutely delicious, and I love endives!
Thank you Kim!