Simple Chipotle Lime Couscous Salad — Pantry Raid
Gotta love pantry recipes when you’re in a pinch. A can of beans, some grilled corn, fresh tomatoes, and a punch from a Chipotle Lime blend, and BAM! A super side dish to the rescue on a busy night!
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions. Rinse the beans, and set aside. If using corn on the cob, cut grilled corn off each cob. If using canned corn, rinse & drain. Dice the tomatoes & onion. Mix ingredients through onion in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix Chipotle Lime Blend with Garlic Grapeseed Oil. Whisk to combine. Pour over couscous mixture and toss to coat. Top salad with chopped cilantro & crumbled feta. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate overnight.
Recipe Notes

It’s almost (almost!) embarrassing how simple this dish is. But like so many pantry meals, they are made up on the fly and use what I have on hand. This means that the variations in dishes like this are only limited by what your pantry and refrigerator may have in them.  In this case, some easy substitutes could include:

  • Green onions (scallions) in place of the red onion
  • Pinto beans swapped out for black beans
  • Fresh peas instead of the corn
  • Italian parsley substituted for cilantro
  • Red bell peppers as an alternative to cherry tomatoes
  • Orzo instead of couscous

What substitutes would you use based on what your pantry has in stock?