Lee Harrelson
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Cut wonton wrappers into wedges, coat with cooking spray, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until crisp, and serve with the salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 3/4 cup orange juice, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, coriander, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add couscous and cranberries. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; fluff with a fork. Transfer couscous mixture to a large bowl.

Step 2

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Add nuts, chicken, and next 3 ingredients (through cilantro) to couscous; toss.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, lime juice, and mustard, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil to juice mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle juice mixture over couscous mixture, tossing to coat.

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Ratings & Reviews

I CRAVE this salad every summer...

May 24, 2015
It is delicious, and it is perfect to take to a potluck or picnic. Healthy, light, and flavorful. I highly recommend it!

Cyradia's Review

June 15, 2012

SandiMcMc's Review

January 01, 2012
I made this as a part of our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. Here's the link - http://whistlestopcooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/cooking-light-summerfest-beach-party.html - I loved the flavor of orange, the almonds and cucumbers gave the perfect amount of crunch. I used the larger pearl couscous and thought it was GREAT !

moore11's Review

May 08, 2011
I've been making this dish for about 5 years now and it's a favorite. I usually double the cranberries and almonds and put in extra cucumber. Great dish for summer cookouts.

tara31's Review

March 06, 2011
Great side dish - skipped the chicken and served with Spice-Crusted Salmon with Citrus Sauce and Citrus-Marinated Mushrooms. Delicious and light!

carolfitz's Review

November 10, 2010
I've been meaning to make this since I pulled it from the magazine more than 4 years ago! Very nice couscous, made to recipe, great flavors and colors. One substitution -- instead of mixing chicken breast into the salad, seared 3/4 lb sea scallops and served along side. Excellent.

rjh1956's Review

December 21, 2009
This is a great recipe!! I made it without the added chicken for a side dish during the holidays. It was a huge hit.

hearth's Review

June 22, 2009
This was so delicious, I'm glad there were so many previous reviews praising this dish. It was my first attempt at making couscous, and I will definitely make this often. A great light summer luncheon salad.

Goldenlark's Review

May 24, 2009
This was so easy, and my fiancee loved it! I will definitely make this again.