Couscous Salad with Chicken, Pomegranate and Rocket

The essence of this salad is in the pomegranate seeds. Add those crunchy sweet pops to anything and its taste will magically transform to a gourmet level. Ok not quite, but almost. I really only discovered the diversity of pomegranate when in a beach club in South Africa. They had a pomegranate mojito. It was amazing. Best mojito ever.

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Warm Couscous Salad with Chicken, Rocket and Pomegranate seeds

Serves 2

You’ll need:
120g couscous
175ml chicken stock
3 tbsp olive oil
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 onion, roughly chopped
30g rucola
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
Juice of half a lemon
A pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper
Worcestershire sauce

  1. Heat the chicken stock until boiling. Remove from the heat, add the couscous and one tablespoon of olive oil. Cover and soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Season the diced chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and chicken until browned and cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the juice of half a lemon and a dash or worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Once the couscous is done, loosen it up with a fork. Throw into the bowl with the sauce, along with the chicken, rocket and pomegranate seeds. Mix. Taste. Add some more lemon juice. Season.
  6. Enjoy.

One two three four – SCORE
[Numerical ratings are out of four, where four is best/healthiest/hardest.]
Taste: 3.4
Difficulty: 1.5 (deductions for getting the seeds out of the pomegranate… a very messy business. Apart from that really simple.)
Healthiness: 575 calories according to Mrs. Wildeisen.
Cost: Depending where you live, pomegranate can be expensive. Apart from that, it’s affordable.
Overall: 3.3

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