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Chicken and Israeli Couscous Vegetable Salad for #WeekdaySupper

Recipe: Chicken and Israeli Couscous Vegetable Salad

Summary: Fast and easy vegetable-centric grains salad enriched with rotisserie chicken makes a great weeknight meal.


  • Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend on Shockingly Delicious [1]3 cups cooked Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Blend (or Israeli couscous), cooled (*see note below) [this is 1 1/4 cups dry grains blend, cooked to package directions]
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2-3 thinly sliced green onions
  • 4 diced radishes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 mini yellow bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 25 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Bottled salad dressing
  • Garnish: Chopped fresh basil


  1. In a large bowl, add cooked grains or couscous, chicken, onions, radishes, carrot, bell pepper, tomatoes and parsley. Mix gently.
  2. Sprinkle lightly with ground cumin, drizzle some dressing over the salad and mix again to combine. Taste and add additional dressing or cumin, if needed. Refrigerate.
  3. To serve, portion into 4 wide bowls and garnish with basil shreds if you like.
  4. Serves 4 for a main dish, or more as a side dish.Chicken and Israeli Couscous Vegetable Salad | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com [2]

Quick notes

*If you don’t want to use the TJ’s grains blend, use cooked rice, barley, wheat berries, couscous, orzo or anything similar. Use what you have hanging around!

Recipe source

Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious. This recipe was first published in March 2010 [3], and I have updated it here today.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

Throughout the week, you can find the #SundaySupper food blogger team also sharing #WeekdaySupper meals. Getting families back to the dinner table is our mission, and I hope we inspire you to try some of our delicious recipes. You can find them on our Pinterest Boards [4], too. Please join us there and try something!

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Chicken and Israeli Couscous Vegetable Salad | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com [11]