Not only does this vibrant salad taste like summer on a plate, but it’s also a fantastic make-ahead recipe that doesn’t require heating up the kitchen. While this is certainly not a meal that will weigh you down, store-bought rotisserie chicken makes the tomato salad hearty enough to serve as a satisfying entree. Soaking the couscous is a genius trick that yields a perfect fluffy texture—no cooking necessary. Plus, the overnight soaking means your couscous will be chilled and ready to go when you’re ready to assemble the salad. Plan ahead to take advantage of this savvy meal prep move. 

Pam Lolley


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20 mins
8 hrs 20 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


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  • Stir together couscous and chicken broth in a medium bowl; cover and chill 8 hours.

  • Whisk together white wine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Gently stir together chicken, tomatoes, onion, and herbs in a large bowl. Gently stir in vinegar mixture until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • To serve, fluff couscous with a fork. Spoon couscous onto a platter, and top with chicken mixture. Chill 15 to 30 minutes, and serve.