Fall Harvest Couscous Salad

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying fall as the air is getting crisper and the leaves are finally changing colors! Today I want to share a variation of my Sweet Potato  and Quinoa Salad. Instead of quinoa, I used couscous and replaced the sweet potato with butternut squash. At first glance, they look pretty similar, but the curry gives the couscous a totally different flavor and a bit a heat. I’d love to hear what you think or which you prefer, so feel free to comment below!


Serves 5


  • 1 butternut squash, diced
  • 1 1/3 cup dry couscous
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup curly parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 3-4 tsp. Penzeys Curry
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the squash in your favorite olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the squash evenly on the baking sheet and roast until tender.
  4. While the squash is in the oven, prepare the couscous according to the package directions.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil, maple syrup, curry, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  6. When the couscous is done, put it in a large bowl and toss it with the dressing.
  7. Add the squash, cranberries, onion, and parsley.
  8. Adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve hot or cold.

15 thoughts on “Fall Harvest Couscous Salad”

  1. turning20web says:

    I will try to make it!!

    1. I’d love to hear how it turns out and I will be sure to check you your blog!

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  2. This looks delicious! I wonder if my family could adjust the recipe to make a new meal out of Thanksgiving leftovers when the time comes. I wanted to drop by and let you know I nominated you for the Brotherhood of the World blogger award. Stop by my blog for details!
    -Author S

    1. Thank you so much, it really means a lot! I will definitely do that when I get a chance! Happy blogging!

      1. Thank you! Feel free to send it when you’re done.
        -Author S

  3. This sounds like a great and healthy Fall dinner recipe! Penzeys make my very favorite spices too!

    1. Thank you! Happy blogging!

  4. Ruth Rawls says:

    That looks ridiculously delicious!

    1. Thank you so much!

  5. Patricia says:

    Thanks so much for the follow! Have a great day!

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