My Favourite Potluck Dish: Warm Couscous Salad

This has all the characteristics of a good potluck dish: It’s easy. It’s cheap. It’s creative. It looks good. It tastes even better. And the leftovers, if you ever have them, make for a fantastic lunch.

Yum yum! If ONLY there were leftovers…


  • 2 boxes of garlic flavoured couscous
  • 1 avacodo
  • 1 red peper
  • 1/2 white onion
  • Ricotta cheese


  1. Cook the couscous.
  2. Sauté a red pepper, some chopped up onion, and an avocado  in Coca Cola (yep. That’s right. Coca cola. Just trust me on this.).
  3. Combine the couscous, the sautéed vegetables, and some ricotta cheese


  • You can sub Feta or goat cheese for the ricotta
  • I like to throw some of the cheese in the pan while sautéing the vegetables so it can absorb some of the sweetness of the Coke.
  • If you don’t have Coke, you can sauté the vegetables in a sweet garlic sauce or jelly.
  • Optional addition: tofu, chicken, or any other protein

Mmmmm–this is making me hungry! Probably should’ve eaten lunch before writing this post.

One thought on “My Favourite Potluck Dish: Warm Couscous Salad

  1. Couscous is not gluten free, though I read sometimes using brown rice as a substitute may work. But, I may try this for Mom since she has become an avacado addict.

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