Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mediterranean-Inspired Chicken Wraps and Vegetable Couscous

Couscous, where have you been all of my life?  Sadly, this lovely gem was not a part of my household until I began making food for my daughter.  I knew about couscous, but never really came across it in a ton of recipes.  While reading a baby food cookbook, I noticed couscous as a recommended food for babies.  I love introducing new foods to my daughter - so I bought a box for her.  While feeding her, I found myself eating most of this delightful dish.  I love it because it's so simple, healthy, and versatile.  Enjoy this easy and delicious dish for a quick weeknight meal, or a yummy lunch treat!  Wishing you best dishes and yummy dreams!


Chicken and Hummus Wraps

Flatbread wraps (I buy light sundried tomato)
1 package of chicken tenderloins, or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
Hummus (We love Sabra original flavored hummus)
Greek vinaigrette dressing (or any other salad dressing - we like to use a light Italian
Mixed greens and tomato

Marinate chicken in the salad dressing for an hour.  Cook the chicken in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil, or on the grill in a grill basket.  Spread the hummus on a wrap, place the chicken and lettuce on the hummus and wrap it up!  *Optional:  You may want to add some feta cheese

Vegetable Couscous

1 zucchini
1 red pepper
1/2 onion
5 Cremini mushrooms
1 clove of garlic
1 box of wheat couscous
olive oil

Slice all veggies and saute them in a pan with a tablespoon or two of olive oil.  Prepare the couscous on the stove according to box directions.  Add in sauteed vegetables, a tsp. of salt, and any other seasonings you might like!  You can put this couscous inside of the wrap, or eat it alone.


MissieLee said...

You seem to be zooming right along with your blog -- good job!

I've been gifted with some couscous, but haven't made it yet -- I'm looking forward to trying it, though.

Little Mommy, Big Appetite said...

Thanks Missie!

Mary said...

Kim, check out this blog by a lady from PA. She does a Monday Menu party that goes up on Sunday nights. She seems to have a lot of folks who participate. http://stonegable.blogspot.com/

Little Mommy, Big Appetite said...

Thanks Kek - will do! I have just the recipe for it!!