Chicken Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
Are you craving a little Greek for lunch? There’s no lettuce in this Greek salad, but it’s full of flavor with olives, capers, lemon, and olive oil. Using Israeli CousCous is a nice change from typical grains and makes this a filling lunch.
Israeli couscous isn’t couscous or a whole grain. It’s machine-made pasta in the shape of pearls that was created in the 1950s. It has a chewy texture which makes it an alternative to whole grains in salads. I sometimes find it a challenge to find Israeli or pearled couscous that is plain. It seems to be more often packaged with flavoring packets. For this recipe, you can use a boxed couscous that has the flavors of olive oil and lemon. Or, you can cook the couscous but not use the flavor packet.
I hope you enjoy this change-up from basic chicken salad.