Feta-Chicken Couscous Salad with Basil
1 1/4 cups water
2/3 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
Got mine at Trader Joes for about $1.99. Score.
1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cups mixed baby salad greens
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1. Bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous, cover and let stand 5 minutes.
2. While couscous stands, combine chicken and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat.
3. Fluff couscous with a fork. Add couscous, salad greens and cheese to chicken mixture; toss gently to coat.
And you're done!
Per serving (1 cup, recipe yields 4 servings):
I served mine with a yellow squash melt. Easiest thing ever. Cut each squash in half, sprinkle evenly with salt and pop those babies on a grill I used a George Foreman so both sides grilled at the same time. Let the squash cook until they are almost tender, and then sprinkle some Jack cheese on top of each cut side. 45 calories each, and they are seriously delicious!
This meal was loved by all. I know it might be hard to please husbands and children, but pleasing 5 different sets of taste buds, well I'd say that's a major success. You go Cooking Light cookbook!