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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Cooking Light ~ Summerfest Beach Party

Our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club is going to the beach this month! We are having a Summerfest Beach Party.
Y'all know how much I love the beach!
This recipe is the perfect beachy side dish. I'll be using it again!
Orange Scented Couscous
1 cup orange juice, divided
1/2 cup water
1 tsp salt, divided
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp black pepper, divided
1 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/3 cup chopped red onion
3 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 1/2 Tbs extravirgin olive oil

Combine 3/4 cup orange juice, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, coriander, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil.

Remove from heat; add couscous and cranberries. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; fluff with a fork. Transfer couscous mixture to a large bowl.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Add nuts, chicken, and next 3 ingredients (through cilantro) to couscous; toss. Combine remaining 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, lime juice, and mustard, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil to juice mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle juice mixture over couscous mixture, tossing to coat Don't forget, that y'all are welcome to join in our virtual supper with the blog hop!

Y'all enjoy~ Sandi


Jamie said...

I really need to try couscous. I've never made it before. Looks like a very flavorful side dish.

Justabeachkat said...

Gosh, your couscous sounds and looks delish. I like the idea of the orange flavor in it. What did you serve it with?


bellini said...

It looks so refreshing Sandi!Couscous is a favourite around here! Thanks for bringing it along!

Anonymous said...

This looks great - lots of fresh flavours in this dish. You're right, perfect for a summer trip to the beach (or hanging out int he back yeard. *smile*)

contabilitate financiara said...

Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste and in my opinion is a very easy recipe, so i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

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