Friday, September 9, 2011

Quick & Delicious

I love couscous! That may be a silly thing to say, but it's just so yummy, I can't help it. ;) I have recently discovered Israeli/Pearl couscous, and it has quickly become my favorite. While it is super delish eaten hot with meat and veggies, I love to turn it into a cold salad, because it's soooo yummy and healthy!

Alright so here is my "recipe" for a quick and delicious Couscous salad:

~ 1 box of Israeli couscous, cooked, and cooled down

~ 2-3 grilled chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces, cooled
~ fresh crisp veggies, diced (I love cucumbers, red or yellow peppers, and white or red onion)
~ your favorite creamy salad dressing (Trader Joe's Greek Feta Dressing is the shiz, and will pretty much season the salad perfectly. Ranch dressing works well too, but I found I needed to add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and white vinegar for the flavor to really pop.)
~ crumbly cheese, like feta, blue, or parmesan (optional)

  • Combine the couscous, chicken, and veggies in a large bowl and mix together.
  • Add the dressing a little bit at a time, stirring everything together, until it's as moist as you would like it to be.
  • Taste test - add any salt, pepper, garlic, etc. if needed.
  • Add/top with cheese, if using.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour, so the flavors can really soak in. I'm not quite that patient, but I definitely notice better flavors when I have the left-overs the next day.
You can serve it with some bread, or on top of some leafy greens, if you like, but I just like it served in a mug with a spoon. :)
Bon Appetit!


Eclectic Musings said...

You're making me drool. I love couscous!!!

Christin said...

LOL it's SO good! I could seriously eat the whole thing...
It's super easy too, and if I'm really lazy, I just buy the Tyson or Purdue chicken strips that are already grilled, so then all you have to do is cook the couscous and chop the veggies.

Nicole said...

YUM! this is such a great reminder to MAKE COUSCOUS!

happy thursday friend!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

coucous is the best! you can do so many different things with it!