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Sesame Couscous Salad

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“A combination of simple ingredients that results in amazing flavor. You can use pretty much any grain you like in this salad, from couscous to bulgur to quinoa to millet, etc. (whatever you prefer, really), just make sure to adjust the cooking time for the grain to fit the type you're using! This can easily become a vegetarian meal if you omit the chicken breast (and it's really good either way!).”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine chicken stock, 1 teaspoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoons sesame oil and bring to a boil.
  2. Place grain in large bowl and pour boiling stock mixture inches Cover and let stand till tender 5-30 minutes (depending on the cooking time for the grain you’re using).
  3. Stir in scallions and bell pepper. Cover and refrigerate to chill while you finish the remaining steps.
  4. Steam the peas for one minute. Add broccoli and steam together for another two minutes, or till crisp tender. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  5. Add broccoli, peas, and chicken to couscous and continue chilling.
  6. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and sesame oil, whisking till smooth.
  7. Drizzle dressing over couscous mixture and stir till well combined. Mix in almonds and sesame seeds. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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