Couscous Salad with Mint, Asparagus and Strawberries – A Refreshing Summer Party Recipe

Couscous salad is on the menu today. I’ll show you my recipe for couscous with mint, asparagus and strawberries.

This salad has something refreshing and I bring the couscous to the table with a lemon-honey-mustard dressing. In addition to strawberries and asparagus, mint plays an important role in the taste.

This couscous salad tastes good on hot days, it is a great surprise and change for the next barbecue.

You can easily replace the strawberries with cocktail tomatoes, experiment with the ingredients, couscous succeeds, let yourself be carried away to cook now and use the following recipe as a guideline for your own kitchen.

Step by step photos accompany you while cooking….Questions to the recipe I answer you gladly over the comment function at the end of the page. Good luck! 

Couscous salad easy to prepare, I show you here with mint, asparagus, strawberries and leaf salads. The lemon-mustard dressing goes perfectly with it! © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf.

1. Recipe Couscous Salad

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5 from 23 votes
5 from 23 votes
Couscous Salad with Mint, Asparagus and Strawberries
Recipe for salad with couscous, served with mint, asparagus, strawberries and leaf salads. A step by step guide with lots of photos. A recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Asparagus, Mint, Strawberries
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Couscous Salad Ingredients
  • 200 g Couscous
  • 400 ml vegetable broth
  • 150 g strawberries I like to use local strawberries!
  • 1 bunch green asparagus I also like to use white asparagus!
  • salt
  • pepper I like to use pepper black or green
  • brown sugar
  • 1 TL oliv oil I like to use it to cook asparagus!
  • 150 g Mixed leaf salad I like to use a colorful mixture!
  • 2 slices toast
  • 40 g Butter
  • 1 bunch mint
Zutaten Zitronen-Honig-Senf Dressing
  • 2 pc lemons
  • 1 tsp Dijon-mustard
  • 3 pinch salt
  • 3 pinch pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon-mustard I like to use the original!
  • 1 tsp honey Also tastes good with agave syrup!
  • 60-80 ml walnut oil
  • Prepare the ingredients for the couscous salad: Wash and dry the strawberries briefly, wash the green asparagus and peel at the bottom, prepare the remaining ingredients as indicated.
  • Boil the couscous with twice the amount of vegetable stock in a saucepan and let it swell over a low heat. Pour the couscous into a sieve and let it evaporate on a baking tray.
  • Cook the asparagus in a pot in boiling salted water for about 6-8 minutes until al dente. You can also season the water with sugar and olive oil.
  • Grill the asparagus in the grill pan over a high heat to develop the flavour. Season the browned asparagus spears with a little sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Then let the grilled asparagus cool down and cut into small pieces on a board with the strawberries.
  • Put the lemon juice with Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix the ingredients well, then slowly add the walnut oil. The result is an emulsified salad dressing. Prepare the lemon-mustard-honey dressing for marinating.
  • Cut the toast bread into 5 mm cubes and fry in a hot pan with the butter. Season the bread cubes with salt and pepper and prepare them for serving.
  • Pluck leaf salad small and wash quickly in cold water. Spin the lettuce dry and place in a large bowl.
  • Add all the prepared ingredients to the salad in the bowl and marinate with the dressing. Decorate the couscous salad with bread cubes and serve quickly. Pluck the mint freshly or serve to the guests at the table.

2. Calories and Overview of Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Couscous Salad with Mint, Asparagus and Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 3118mg136%
Potassium 896mg26%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3. Other Ideas for Asparagus and Strawberries

Asparagus salad with strawberries
Goat cheese Salad recipe with strawberries and asparagus
Quinoa salad recipe with asparagus and strawberries
Strawberry risotto

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!