Chicken-Couscous Bibb Salad

recipe
Rinsing the couscous with cold water cools it quickly. Drain well before mixing with the chicken. Bring to the table with whole wheat pitas and hummus.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3 lettuce cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 225
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 24.9 g
Carbohydrate 16.6 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 355 mg
Calcium 64 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/3 cup uncooked couscous
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 Bibb lettuce leaves

Preparation

Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place couscous in a fine-mesh strainer; rinse with cold water. Drain.

Combine couscous, chicken, and next 6 ingredients (through oregano) in a medium bowl. Stir in oil and salt. Place 3 lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates; spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each leaf.

Nancy Hughes,

Cooking Light

December 2006
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