I thought the yogurt dressing gave this an overwhelmingly SWEET taste. The sweetness totally overpowered all of the savory flavors that I felt should've been more prominent in an entrÃ©e salad. I had it the next day and felt that it was maybe just a bit sweeter than the evening before, so I wouldn't say that it was better the next day, but definitely different. This could be improved by perhaps cutting the yogurt dressing in half, or maybe taking out some of the lemon juice and upping the white wine vinegar? We won't make this again.
Couscous Salad with Chicken and Chopped Vegetables
JasonM Posted: 07/29/09
rubyluke Posted: 03/21/11
I needed a vegetarian dish so I omitted the chicken and used yellow raisins for the currents. In the dressing I only used greek style yogurt and a minced clove of garlic with lemon juice. Thought it was very good with these changes. Will definitely make again.
abndgrrl Posted: 03/22/09
I was hoping for something great with this recipe, but my husband and I both felt it was a little bland. I think I wanted a little more texture and spice. I think I'll try it again, and add some beans, and maybe some cumin into the dressing. We had some left over, so I'm interested to try it for lunch tomorrow, after reading other reviews that it's better the next day. Oh, and I added almonds, which helped with the texture a little.
wkbeebe Posted: 05/11/09
I'm not a big mint fan, but I love couscous, so I tried it. I'm sure this would be wonderful for someone who like mint, but I couldn't get past it. Next time, I will delete mint and currants and add some spice like cayenne and garlic.
silviastraka Posted: 09/05/09
Good recipe, easy to make, but a bit bland. Served it to company with a green salad as light summer meal, after some wine, cheese, grapes, crackers. I would make it again, but maybe add orange zest and cilantro.
KathyTN Posted: 09/01/09
I had leftover chicken and was looking for something to make for an easy supper. This was great! I especially liked the dressing--perfect! I did not have any zucchini, bell pepper, mushrooms or currants on hand though. So I substituted with a couple of hot banana peppers, dried cherries, and toasted macadamia nuts and omitted the mint.
Fullgrownwoman Posted: 01/21/10
My husband and I were so excited to try this recipe and we were sorely disappointed with the results. The dressing was completely overwhelming and distracting. If you just made the first portion, and kept it warm and added a little curry or cumin, it would be an excellent dish. I'm only sorry I ruined all of those delicious ingredients by adding the dressing.
Lp2you Posted: 09/17/11
I love this dish. I've made it a couple of times now. I like that it's simple to prepare and a dependable dish to have waiting in the fridge when I get home from work. I like that it's healthy, and delicious. It's a keeper in my book.
eleni89 Posted: 09/06/11
Tastes so good!! I didn't put the chicken in but served it aside.
VickiReynolds Posted: 01/06/12
Good recipe, but the dressing is a bit overwhelming. We used a little bit and it was still too much. I would definitely make it again but use something else to season it. I love couscous and the vegetables so I would try it again with some variation.