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Greek Couscous Salad with Feta and Asparagus

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Fluffy and light couscous gets a Greek-inspired springtime pick-me-up with the addition of tangy feta cheese and seasonal tender asparagus. Greek Couscous Salad is delicious!

Are you as excited as I am that it’s finally asparagus season? I wait all year for the tasty green spears to come down in price so I can load them up in my shopping cart at the market.

Couscous with Feta and Asparagus is a fast and tasty side dish that takes only 10 minutes to make and pairs well with any protein. My favorite is lamb chops. Mmmmm.

One of my favorite omelets I get when we go out for breakfast is a Greek omelet with asparagus, feta, and lamb. It may sound like a weird combination for breakfast, but let me tell you, it’s amazing!

This recipe for Couscous with Feta and Asparagus is my take on that Greek omelet but with the couscous standing in for the egg and with a bit of oregano and lemon zest. Similar but completely different. What can I say?


1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
2 tablespoon butter, divided
1½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth (I use low-sodium)
2 cups couscous
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2-3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
lemon slices as garnish (if desired)

-In a large stockpot bring the beef broth, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ pepper to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the couscous. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside.

-In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the asparagus in the grapeseed oil and 1 tablespoon butter until crisp-tender (approximately 3 minutes). Stir in the garlic, ½ salt, ¼ pepper, and oregano. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

-Stir the sauteed asparagus, lemon zest, and crumbled feta into the cooked couscous. Garnish with lemon slices if desired and serve.

Hungry for more tasty asparagus dishes? Great! I’ve got you covered…

One of these days, I’m going to make that Greek omelet I was telling you about and will share the recipe when I do. Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy these tasty asparagus recipes. I just know you’ll love them as much as we do.

Speaking of love…Along with going into asparagus season, we’re also headed into wedding season. I hope you’ll find this glass as funny as I did when a customer requested I paint this design on a wine glass for her. It always makes me laugh!
Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art, and fun collide on a regular basis!
Until we eat again,


Monday 23rd of March 2015

I totally with you, I love asparagus season and probably eat my weight in it (well close) while it's here. This recipe is absolutely one of things I do on a regular basis with asparagus, you can't go wrong with couscous and feta!

Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Friday 20th of March 2015

I am so, so, so excited for spring! And for asparagus season!

Ashley Presciutti

Friday 20th of March 2015

Asparagus is actually one of the only veggies I will eat! LOL I love it! Sounds great.


Friday 20th of March 2015

This sounds fantastic! I'm a big fan of quick cooking couscous...and of course, feta seals the deal!

Martha @ A Family Feast

Friday 20th of March 2015

This dish screams springtime to me - looks delicious!