Zingy couscous with smoked salmon – 10 minute lunch

Hello dear reader,

This is a lunch I often make for myself when I’m working at home but it is so easy to make, you could even do it in the office – or wherever your lunch breaks happen to take place.

All you’ll need is a flask-full of boiling water, or access to a kettle, and a few ingredients!

Couscous with smoked salmon

Zingy Couscous with Smoked Salmon – recipe
 – 50g couscous
 – 80ml boiling water
 – 2 tbsp salsa
 – 2 spring onions, sliced
 – ¼ bell pepper, chopped
 – 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
 – 50g smoked salmon, roughly flaked

Place your couscous in a bowl/mug/pot, pour over the boiling water and cover for 5-10 minutes. Break up with a fork, so it is nice and fluffy.  Stir in the salsa, mix in the spring onions, peppers & coriander.  Top with salmon.  Simples!

Smoked salmon couscous steps

smoked salmon couscous

Healthy, delicious lunch in 10 minutes!



P.S. I am entering my 10 minute lunch into the Cooking With Herbs bloggers challenge run by Karen over at Lavender and Lovage.  To match her gorgeous new blog look, she has a cute new logo for the challenge too!

Cooking with herbs


  1. This is a great idea! Love that it only takes 10 minutes!

    • Thanks Brandi. Yes, that’s why I love it too – no matter how busy I am, I can usually spare 10 mins to whip this up! x

    • Wowee – thanks Lorraine! Your concoctions are so clever, that this is really flattering! x

  2. Lovely, I like the idea that you could even do it quickly in the office and … the zingy part, of course.

    • Thanks Chris! Glad you like it. 🙂

    • Glad you like it Kristin. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

    • Thanks Kate. It was an experiment when I needed to use up some leftover salsa and it really worked! 🙂

    • Haha – thanks Choclette! x

Comments are closed.