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Chicken-Couscous Bibb Salad

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 lettuce cups)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.