Chicken and Apricot Salad

“I came across this recipe when looking for things to make with fresh apricots during the too-short apricot season. Although I haven't made this yet I am planning on making it before the apricot season is over. Recipe source: Real Simple (June 2004)”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the couscous in a large salad bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil and stir in the cinnamon, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Pour mixture over the couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until couscous is soft. Uncover and fluff with fork. Stir in parsley, mint and 2 tablespoons oil. Set aside.
  4. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a seperate bowl. Add the apricots, shallot and pistachios. Toss.
  5. Drizzle with the vinegar and remainining oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss.
  6. Add chicken mixture to couscous in salad bowl and toss.
  7. Garnish with parsley sprigs if desired.

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