Warm Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

A quick and easy Israeli Couscous Salad recipe, served warm with fennel-roasted vegetables. 

I don’t know how it took me so long to discover my love for Israeli Couscous.

Warm Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables. This warm couscous salad recipe is delicious!

The internet informs me that these delicious little balls of pasta are actually known as “Ptitim” in Israel, but there is no way I’m ever going to be able to pronounce that so I’m happy to keep calling it Israeli Couscous.

Warm Israeli Couscous and Roasted Vegetable Salad. This Warm Israeli Couscous Recipe is a great dish!

Look at all the beautiful colors in this dish!

Warm Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables. This roast veg couscous salad recipe is great to share!

So if you’re thinking that those vegetables look familiar it’s because they are the very same Fennel-Roasted Fall Vegetables I posted about on Wednesday. I told you it would come in handy!

This warm couscous salad is a great dish to bring to a potluck or get-together because it is easy to make and keeps really well if you want to make it ahead of time.

Warm Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables. This warm couscous recipe is great with the roasted vegetables! You can also call it roasted vegetable couscous.

Putting this together is a cinch. Israeli Couscous cooks just like pasta (er, in boiling water for those who didn’t know).

Once it’s cooked, just place it in a bowl with your roasted vegetables and toss it with a quick dressing.

This couscous with roasted vegetables packs a big punch of flavor – I think it tastes better the longer it sits.


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Warm Israeli Couscous and Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe

A quick and easy Israeli Couscous Salad recipe, served warm with fennel-roasted vegetables. A great dish to bring to a potluck or get-together.
4.4 from 113 votes
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Diet: Vegetarian
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Linda
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  • 1 cup Israeli Couscous - aka Pearl couscous
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups Fennel-Roasted Fall Vegetables


  • Bring 1 ¼ cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the couscous and stir well. Cover, turn the heat to low and let simmer for 8 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the honey, oil, vinegar, pepper, and salt to form a smooth dressing.
  • Add the roasted vegetables to the couscous bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the top and toss well to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 537mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

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  1. This is a very good salad to accompany grill meats. It was so good and refreshing. And it was super easy to make.

  2. Really enjoyed this, had to roast the veggies a little longer but it turned out lovely, will be making this again soon 🙂

  3. This was just ok and I probably won’t make it again. I usually roast my veggies for about 30 mins on 400. This method of covering and cooking on low heat and switching to 450 didn’t work for me. The veggies were not sweet or caramelized. It just didn’t knock my socks off. Maybe I would try it again using my method and a totally different dressing. Sorry.

  4. Ptitim are great!
    Most people in Israel cook them more like rice: Chop finely some white onion, get it to light brown with two tablespoons of oil, add a cup of Ptitim, mix for a minute or two, add a cup of boiling water, salt & pepper. Bring to boil, cover, cook on very low heat 6-7 minutes (amount of water and cooking time may need to be adjusted , for Israeli manufactured Ptitim these works) take off the stove, let it rest closed 5-6 minutes, open and separate with a fork. If it works for you, you can try variations like adding some more water, tomato paste, garlic, chopped sausages… or replacing the water with beef stock. The ptitim will take up lots of flavors, I hope you keep enjoying them

  5. I don’t think I have ever seen a recipe from Israel before. How fascinating. Simple dressing so that the flavors of the all the vegetables come thru. I like that.