Warm chicken and preserved lemon salad

A warm, tangy salad that features all the sunshine flavours of the Mediterranean.

Rich in vitamin C


2–3 tsp Belazu Green Verbena Harissa
2 tbsp olive oil
4 British chicken breast fillets
2 red peppers, seeded and quartered
150g Belazu Barley Couscous
140g pack Waitrose Watercress, Rocket & Spinach Salad
2 tbsp green olives, halved
2 Belazu Beldi Preserved
Lemons, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander


1. Mix together the harissa and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and brush the chicken and peppers with the mixture.

2. Cook the chicken and peppers in a preheated griddle pan or under a medium grill for 8–10 minutes on each side until nicely browned and cooked through with no pink meat and the juices run clear.

3. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl and cover with 300ml boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes until the water has been absorbed, then fluff up with a fork. Stir through the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and transfer to a large serving bowl.

4. Slice the chicken and peppers into strips and add to the couscous along with the salad leaves, olives, lemons and coriander. Toss well together and serve immediately, or leave to cool completely and serve chilled.

Cook’s tip

Vegetarians can try this lovely salad with slices of grilled halloumi in place of the chicken.


  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,689kJ
Fat 12.8g
Saturated Fat 2.1g
Carbohydrate 36.4g
Sugars 5.6g
Protein 35.1g
Salt 1.8g
Fibre 7.1g

122mg vitamin C per serving

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4 stars

Average user rating Based on 8 ratings

This recipe was first published in Fri Aug 29 13:33:00 BST 2014.