Steak Cous Cous Salad

Steak and Cous Cous Salad

Steak and Cous Cous Salad, wholesome and satisfying. It contains the goodness of spinach, chickpeas, zucchini and dried figs with a hummus dressing. A complete family meal.
Course Main, Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


Steak Marinate

  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 400 grams rump steak


  • 1 and 1/2 cups large pearl cous cous
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 425 gram tin of chickpeas
  • 1/2 generous cup of dried figs
  • 120 grams spinach leaves
  • 1/2 zucchini - peeled and sliced into ribbons
  • fresh mint leaves


  • 1/3 cup of hummus
  • 1 and 1/2 lemons juiced


  1. Combine the ingredients for the marinate and add it to a bowl with the steak and set aside
  2. Cook the cous cous in boiling water until tender, drain and set aside to cool
  3. In a hot pan add the oil and cumin and then add the drained and rinsed chickpeas
  4. Stir to coat and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes
  5. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  6. Combine the dressing ingredients and set aside for serving
  7. Once the cous cous and chickpeas have cooled add them to a serving dish with the other salad ingredients
  8. Cook the steak to your liking and slice into thin strips to top the salad
  9. Serve drizzled with the dressing

Recipe Notes

You could use fresh figs if you wish.