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Pesto Couscous Salad with Grilled Chicken and Vegetables

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PREP TIME: 0min COOK TIME: 35min
Serves 4

PREP TIME: 0min COOK TIME: 35min
Serves 4

  • 603
    Calories
  • 31g
    Protein
  • 321mg
    Sodium
  • 5g
    Sat. Fat
  • 5.5g
    Sugar

Ingredients

Pesto:

2 cups pesto

1/4 cups pine nuts, toasted

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Salad:

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 red pepper, quartered and seeded

1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise

1 white onion, sliced into rings

1 cup dry Israeli couscous, cooked


Step 1

Pesto: Place the basil, pine nuts, cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add the oil until well combined.

Step 2

Salad: Preheat the grill to medium-high; lightly coat the grate with cooking oil. Whisk the olive oil with the vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss some of the mixture with the red pepper, zucchini and onion. Brush the remaining mixture all over the chicken.

Step 3

Grill the chicken and vegetables, turning as needed, for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked through and well-marked. Cool completely. Thinly slice the chicken and chop the vegetables.

Step 4

Toss the couscous with the chopped vegetables and 1/3 cup pesto. Divide evenly between 4 plates and top with sliced chicken. Drizzle each salad with 1 tbsp additional pesto. Leftover pesto can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to 5 days.

Pesto Couscous Salad with Grilled Chicken and Vegetables



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