This was a quick dinner I whipped up with some leftover Chicken Tikka with some Couscous and veggies on a busy weekday. Very filling, healthy and quick dinner idea that you can make with any left over chicken that is grilled, baked or fried. Couscous is a tiny pasta and it takes few minutes to get done- you just need to soak them in hot water and let stand still for 5 minutes. Choose whole wheat couscous for healthy option. I dressed this salad with Indian green chutney dressing and the result was total lip smaker!! Do try!!
Chicken Tikka and Couscous Salad with Green Chutney Dressing
Couscous: 1.5 cup, cooked (Or use cooked broken wheat /dalia)
Cooked Chicken Tikka: 4-5 pieces, shredded thickly (Or any grilled chicken)
Purple Cabbage: 1 cup, shredded finely
Carrots: 1/2 cup, shredded finely
Onions: 1/2 cup, sliced
Tomatoes: 1/2 cup, sliced
Lettuce: a few, torn roughly
Green Chutney: 1 tbsp (See Note for Green Chutney)
Olive Oil: 3 tbsp
Salt: As required
Chaat Masala: 1 tsp
Roasted Cumin: 1/2 tsp, crushed
Mint Leaves: a few
Lemon Juice: 1/2 tsp
- Combine all the ingredients for dressing and mix well to emulsify and set aside.
- Combine all the ingredients for salad with couscous and when ready to serve toss the dressing.
- Serve immediately.
- To make green chutney, combine 1 cup of fresh cilantro with 1/4 cup of mint leaves, 1 green chili, juice of one lemon, 1/2 tsp of roasted cumin and a teaspoon of salt in blender and blend to fine paste.
- It can be stored for a month in refrigerator in airtight container.