Photography: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

You can substitute 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey breast for vacuum-packed chicken.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook couscous according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 2

Combine olives and next 7 ingredients (olives through garlic) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add couscous to olive mixture; toss gently to coat. Stir in chicken just before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Rbourne143's Review

August 30, 2014

beccalynn's Review

June 08, 2014
My 3 year old and I really enjoyed this for lunch. She doesn't like olives or capers so I added some tomatoes. I also didn't have couscous on hand so used the mix from Trader Joes with orzo and quinoa. Yummy!

hollyjoyjoyjoy's Review

April 12, 2014

Alirenee86's Review

January 28, 2014
Addicted to this! I've always omitted the capers (for no reason other than don't keep them on hand regularly). I use a bit of balsamic vinegar to substitute for the "bite" and add a bit of Dijon mustard. Jazzes ot up just a bit and in the end, comes together with such explosive taste and incredibly healthy at the same time. Love it!

Lemon0629's Review

January 09, 2014
My husband and I both loved this salad. My husband doesn't like couscous and he said to make sure we had this again!

ladytygger's Review

July 09, 2013
Used shredded rotisserie chicken, whole wheat Israeli couscous, and red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice. Fantastic for a light lunch and the leftovers keep well.

RainPebble's Review

August 22, 2012
Delicious!! I added more capers because I just love those little guys. YUM. I used the large pearled cous cous, I just love the texture.

wannabskinym's Review

May 07, 2012
Very tasty! I made some alterations. Some on purpose and one accidentally. I don't like capers so I didn't add them to the recipe. I also got the Purdue short cut chicken strips instead of canned chicken (the thought of adding is something I couldn't do). I also added 3 or 4 garlic cloves rather than the one (we love garlic). The accident is that I mixed up my recipes and used orzo instead of couscous. Still tastes great. I look forward to making this again, but with the couscous. :) The best part about this recipe was how easy it was to make.

JenniferM's Review

March 28, 2012
I have made this recipe many times the last couple of years and it is always excellent. I use chopped rotisserie chicken and usually add a little bit more lemon juice to give it more flavor. So yummy!

operagirl's Review

January 15, 2012
This is DELICIOUS. Perfect for packing in lunches. I used shredded rotisserie chicken instead of (nasty) prepackaged stuff, and it turned out great! Will definitely be made again and again!