Mar 31, 2007

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

This delicious side dish is a unique large grain couscous seasoned with a light lemony-mint yogurt dressing.

1 cup plain yogurt
2 bunches of fresh mint, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 lemons, juiced
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup large grain couscous, found at specialty or organic stores
2 cups roasted leg of chicken, cut into 1-1/2 inches cubes
1 tomato, coarsely chopped.
Garnish with fresh ground black pepper, lemon slices and mint sprig

Whisk together the yogurt, chopped mint, chopped parsley lemon juice and olive oil. Season dressing with salt and pepper to taste.

Place 1 cup of couscous in a medium pot and pour 1-1/4 cups of boiling water. Simmer over a medium-low heat for about 5 to 6 minutes or until al-dente.

Transfer to a serving platter and mix in cubed chicken chopped tomato and yogurt dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 4

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