Quick Tuna Couscous Salad

A salad with a zing that's more filling than it looks!
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  • Serves 6
  • 10 Ingredients
  • 10 Minutes Prep
  • Easy
Nutrition per serve
  • Energy 958kJ
  • Protein 18.7g
  • Fat (total) 2.3g
  • - Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Carbohydrate (total) 29.4g
  • - Sugar 4.7g
  • Sodium 249.1mg


1 cup couscous

1 cup boiling water

420g can tuna in spring water, drained

420g can reduced-salt corn kernels, drained

2 cups frozen peas

4 spring onions (including green tops), sliced

1 cup coriander, finely chopped

2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons curry powder, optional


  1. Place couscous in a small heatproof bowl, pour over boiling water; cover and set aside for 3 minutes.
  2. Into a large bowl combine tuna, corn, peas, spring onions and coriander.
  3. Fluff couscous with a fork to separate grains and stir through sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice and curry powder.
  4. Add couscous to salad ingredients, mix well and serve.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

To change it up, why not replace couscous with 2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice. You can also add a drained 420g can of no-added-salt 4-bean mix, chickpeas or cannellini beans.

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Provider Acknowledgement

Recipe and image reproduce with permission from LiveLighter © State of Western Australia 2015. For more healthy recipes and tips visit www.livelighter.com.au

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