May 30, 2011

Mediterranean Couscous and Chicken Pasta Salad

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you all have a wonderful time this extended weekend with family and friends remembering those who bravely served and gave their lives for this country. 

  • 1 box (5.8 oz) couscous 
  • 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • 1 c grilled chicken, cut into bite-size pieces 
  • 1/2 c grape tomatoes, chopped 
  • 1/2 c cucumber, chopped 
  • 1/2 c olives, chopped 
  • 1/4 c onion, minced 
  • 1/2 c feta cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Prepare couscous according to package instructions.  Set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic and basil in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the vinaigrette into the prepared couscous, stirring well to combine.

Stir the chicken, tomato, cucumber, olive, onion and feta cheese into the couscous.  Season with salt and pepper.


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