healthy_eatingHere is a simple and delicious healthy eating cous cous salad that you can prepare in advance and enjoy for your lunches for the week.
Feel free to throw in any veggies that you have on hand – such as carrot, cucumber, corn or beetroot.
You could also add some cooked chicken breast, tuna or grilled lamb if you wanted an extra healthy eating protein hit.
Try to find wholegrain cous cous if you can, it’s often available at larger supermarkets or health food stores.


  • 500g butternut pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 2 zucchinis, chopped into chunks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + olive oil spray
  • Juice of 2 oranges, zest of 1
  • 1 cup wholegrain cous cous
  • ¾ cup hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp sultanas
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into chunks
  • 100g haloumi cheese, sliced into strips
  • ½ cup fresh herbs such as mint, coriander or parsley to serve


  • Heat your oven to 180C and line a tray with baking paper.
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil over the pumpkin and zucchini and roast for around 30 minutes until golden, turning half way through.
  • Place the cous cous, orange zest, sultanas and hot stock in a bowl with a lid, and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Spray a frying pan with olive oil and cook the haloumi for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden.
  • Mix the orange juice and remaining oil together in a bowl to use as dressing.
  • Fluff the cous cous with a fork and then add the pumpkin, zucchini, pumpkin seeds, tomato, capsicum, haloumi, and herbs.
  • Drizzle with the dressing and then serve.

Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 482.
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