Saturday, 4 May 2013

Couscous Salad with Chicken - Recipe

My next recipe is a hearty couscous salad which is perfect on its own or a great accompaniment to grilled meat such as skewer kebabs when done without the chicken. I love having this meal in my lunch box or during a nice warm picnic in the park. Couscous is very versatile and easy to cook, and works well as a hot meal or cold as in this salad. This is a fresh and zesty salad, yet filling with the lovely couscous and chicken pieces.


1/2 cup couscous
1 grilled chicken breast, diced
handful of fresh mint and parsley
2 tomatoes, diced
lemon juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper
1 tbsp of roasted almond flakes


1- Start grilling the chicken breast to your liking or use leftovers from a dinner. If I don't have grilled chicken, I usually fry the diced chicken breast in 2 tbsp of olive oil in a nonstick frying pan. I spice it with herbs and smoked paprika.

2- Cook the couscous according to the package. Once it is done, mix the couscous and chicken pieces.

 3- In a separate bowl, mix chopped fresh mint, parsley and tomatoes. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well.

4- Mix the green salad with the couscous and chicken, and sprinkle the roasted almond flakes over.


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