Sunday, June 3, 2007

Couscous Salad

I got this recipe from a family in Saudi Arabia, so it's obviously good for hot weather! You can either make it as a main dish (with chicken) or side (w/out chicken). Don't be scared by couscous if you've never made it--it's kind of like rice, but so much easier to make and it tastes fantastic! Look for it in the ethnic section of the grocery store...

Couscous Salad
1 ¼ cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth if vegetarian)
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 T butter
½ cup olive oil
3 T lemon juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp prepared Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
black pepper to taste
1 cup chicken, cooked & diced (omit for vegetarian)
1-2 spring (green) onions, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
1 large green apple, cored & diced

In saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil; add couscous and butter. Bring to a boil again and cover. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with fork and let cool. In small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, coriander, mustard, garlic and pepper—mix well. In large bowl, combine cooled couscous, chicken, onions, apple and celery. Add olive oil mixture bit by bit to moisten, and toss to coat. Don't use all of the olive oil mixture if it looks like it's going to be too oily...


becca said...

I'm gonna try this -- it looks awesome! I can always depend on you for good variety and ethnic flavors. I wish I knew how I could get MY kids to eat curry.

So, the 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard -- is that "prepared" mustard, as in the kind that's ready to put on hot dogs?

Thanks for sharing your recipes! Love the ideas!

Jeremy and Karen said...

yes, prepared mustard is the stuff you squeeze out of the bottle--as opposed to ground mustard....
good luck! tell me how it turns out :o)

lisa h. said...

do you mean 1 bunch of green onions?

or is it supposed to be 1 large green pepper?

just want to make sure i get it right!

Jeremy and Karen said...

no, lisa--
i mean spring onions, sometimes also called green onions. just use 1-2 depending on how much you like the taste, and chop them up!
no green peppers in this recipe...