Couscous Salad

I got this recipe from a family in Saudi Arabia, so it's obviously good for hot weather! You can either make it as a main dish (with chicken) or side (w/out chicken). Don't be scared by couscous if you've never made it--it's kind of like rice, but so much easier to make and it tastes fantastic! Look for it in the ethnic section of the grocery store...

Couscous Salad
1 ¼ cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth if vegetarian)
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 T butter
½ cup olive oil
3 T lemon juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp prepared Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
black pepper to taste
1 cup chicken, cooked & diced (omit for vegetarian)
1-2 spring (green) onions, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
1 large green apple, cored & diced

In saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil; add couscous and butter. Bring to a boil again and cover. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with fork and let cool. In small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, coriander, mustard, garlic and pepper—mix well. In large bowl, combine cooled couscous, chicken, onions, apple and celery. Add olive oil mixture bit by bit to moisten, and toss to coat. Don't use all of the olive oil mixture if it looks like it's going to be too oily...
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