Recipe for Layered Grilled Vegetable & Couscous Salad

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

20 mins
A colourful and healthy salad that's a meal in itself.


  • 500 g SPAR Grilled Vegetable Mix
  • 250 g SPAR Freshline Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 12 SPAR Whole Calamata Olives, pitted and halved
  • 250 g couscous
  • 500 ml stock made with SPAR Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 1 round SPAR Feta Cheese
  • 1 Bag Assorted SPAR Freshline Salad Leaves
  • For the dressing:
  • 60 ml SPAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 ml paprika
  • 15 ml ground cumin
  • 15 ml SPAR Tomato Paste
  • Juice of 1 lime or ½ lemon
  • 10 ml SPAR Brown Sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the vegetables as per instructions. Cool completely.
  2. Toss the vegetables with cherry tomatoes and olives.
  3. Place the couscous in a large, heat proof bowl, then pour over the stock. Stir with a fork, and set aside for 5 minutes until it has absorbed the stock and softened.
  4. Crumble the feta and mix into the couscous.
  5. For the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. To serve, place the couscous in a large, wide salad bowl. Top with the grilled vegetables and arrange the salad leaves on top.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

Hints and Tips

Assemble and serve the salad in individual glass jars.

Related Products

  • feta cheese - plain
  • freshline herb salad
    Pillow Packs
  • freshline mixed cocktail tomatoes
    Speciality Tomatoes
  • spanish whole calamata olives
    Condiments Olives
  • frozen grilled vegetable mix
    Frozen Vegetables

Save for later

Email this recipe's ingredients
Click here to enter an extra message...

Share on facebook

  • This takes centre-stage as one of the most refreshing beverage options on a hot day.
  • A light and refreshing way to get your morning started and get some of your five-a-day.
  • This unusual desert is worth the effort. Great for a dinner party dessert to impress your foodie friends.
  • An interesting loaf quickly mixed in one bowl, to be enjoyed as part of a leisurely Sunday patio breakfast on a sunny morning.
  • Make these pretty pastel coloured meringues for a spring tea.
  • Combining two South African dessert favourites, it just has to be a winner!
  • Make your own artisanal bubble bread. It’s like a pizza as you add your toppings once baked. Makes for great al fresco dining.
  • Chicken livers are rich and delicious as well as being easy on the pocket! Serve this dish as a starter or a special lunch.
  • How about giving your Valentine a deliciously rich homemade baked gift this year?
  • Simple to prepare, smacks of the sea, and a lovely light lunch! What more could you ask?
  • A thick and hearty vegetarian soup, with sliced and toasted cheesy,french bread to complete the meal.
  • If you are on the hunt for homemade festive gift ideas this year, try these delightful jars of snack-mix ingredients. Packed separately or presented as a twin-pack for a couple, the gift will be appreciated.
  • Just like mama used to make, if mama was Italian! A rich and satisfying vegetarian dish, dripping with cheese and a double dose of garlic.
  • Next time you have a braai, why not try a new vegetable side-dish, requiring minimal effort? So good with steak and wors!
  • An elegant, fruity and crunchy salad that takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for a summer evening.
  • A rich vegetable stew, packed with seeds and nuts for a hearty and filling vegetarian meal.
  • A beautiful pork dish for a special occasion. This is bound to impress and is worth the effort!
  • Give your tastebuds a treat with this substantial salad smothered in a classic Caesar dressing.
  • An excellent stand-by recipe for those pre-dinner savouries, picnics, Book Club meetings and so on.
  • A deliciously simple, breakfast/ brunch treat.
  • Chicken livers can be served in many ways as a cost effective option at month-end when the budget is under strain.
  • These crisp and fragrant spring rolls are perfect as a starter to an Asian meal or as an elegant snack to serve with drinks.
  • A perfect lunchbox addition for after-school sport, or to pop into picnic baskets as a sweet treat.
  • A classic fish and chip recipe, just like you'd find in your favourite pub.
  • A delicious mix of beans, salami and goat cheese lightly fried to bring out the flavours and then served on a slice of rye for a light lunch.
  • Tasty strips of fresh-fried fish, smeared with mushy peas and served on a soft, floury roll - delicious!
  • This is a great side dish to serve at a braai or to enjoy freshly baked and spread with cream cheese for lunch.
  • By using yoghurt and cream to mix into the instant pudding mix, a cheesecake flavour is achieved with minimal effort. The combination of this with the sponge biscuits and generous chocolate layer, is so decadent you will surprise yourself with so little effort!
  • A delicious cross between carrot cake and banana loaf, topped with a rich, cream cheese icing.
  • This muffin contains vegetables, potatoes, cheese and fresh herbs for a lunch that will really fill you up. Great for active kids who need a lot of energy during the day.

Have you tried this recipe?