Apple Strawberry Couscous Salad

I’m still in love with spring strawberries and today I’m sharing a fruit couscous salad with apples and strawberries, two of my favorite fruits.  I’m using organic apples and strawberries with a quick box of couscous. For those you wanting to avoid gluten or wheat, try substituting fluffy brown rice.

It makes a great side for dinner or the main event for lunch.  The addition of cashews add a little more protein and a lot of crunch. The salad has no added sweetener.






Apple Strawberry Couscous Salad 

Use organic when available. Serves 4 as a side


Apple Strawberry Couscous Salad

Apple Strawberry Couscous Salad makes a great side for dinner or the main event for lunch.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apple strawberry couscous, salad
Servings 4


  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat couscous or cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Optional use 1/2 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 3 tbsp cashew pieces
  • Optional, several strawberry halves and whole cashews for garnish
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced shallot
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare couscous (or rice) according to package directions
  • Wash and slice 1 cup each of fresh strawberries and apple
  • Mince shallot
  • Combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, shallot  and orange juice in a large bowl
  • Salt and pepper to tasted.
  • .Add fruit first making sure to coat apples
  • Then add couscous and cashews
  • Toss gently
  • Optional, decorate with strawberry halves and whole cashews
  • Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

12 thoughts to “Apple Strawberry Couscous Salad”

  1. Carol, This really sounds wonderful. Love the idea to add the cashews for the added crunch! I love fruit salads and I’m with you, strawberries and apples are also 2 of my favorites! Thanks for sharing on Brag About It. Pinning.

  2. Sounds really delicious! I don’t cook cous cous very often, but I know that it’s so good for you. Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.

  3. I love this Apple Strawberry Couscous Salad! It makes a great pre-workout meal, as well as a main course for dinner. Contrary to strawberries, apple is my least favorite fruit and your creative recipe makes me love it. Also, I love the idea of adding crunchy cashews to the mix!

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