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