Couscous Salad

I love to make this salad in the summer when it’s baking hot but lately I’ve been craving it in what is pretty much the depths of winter.  May be I’m craving the warmth of summer or may be I’m after something lighter than all the “hearty” food that is prevalent at this time of year.  Either way it seemed like the perfect time to whip up a quick Couscous Salad, especially with so many New Year’s Resolutioners out there.  For my part I won’t be dieting but I have decided that I’m going to try harder with my appearance this year.  No more boring trousers and a top for work, trousers are banned! It’s all about skirts and dresses now. 

If you are looking to cut back a bit in the food department this is a light, healthy salad that fills you up and hits all number of spots!  Even better, if you have cooked chicken to hand it’s super fast too, ready in 5 minutes!

Serves 2

1 espresso cup couscous
1/2 chicken stock cube
1 tbsp lemon juice (lime is also good)
1 cooked chicken breast, chopped
1/2 tsp corriander
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
~2 inches cucumber, chopped

– Put the couscous and stock cube in a meduim sized bowl. 
– Add 1 espresso cup of boiling water and the lemon juice.  Stir and leave to sit while you chop everything else. 
– Add the remaining ingredients and give it a good stir to mix. 
– May be give another sprinkle of lemon juice and then serve with a dollop of creme fraiche.


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