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Chopped Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Chopped Salad with fresh arugula, dried cranberries, crunchy red peppers, feta cheese, sweet corn, and couscous tossed with a creamy basil dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 378 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 cups Arugula
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 3/4 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Couscous cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 Red Pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds or Pepitas
  • 3/4 cup Freeze-Dried Corn or Fresh Corn

Creamy Basil Dressing

  • 1 cup heaping Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/3 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar or any vinegar
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add arugula. Layer on dried cranberries, feta cheese, cooked and drained couscous, diced red pepper, sunflower seeds, and corn.

To make dressing:

  1. In a blender or food processor, whip together basil, oil, mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, and salt. Taste and add more salt or sugar, if desired.

  2. Toss dressing with salad. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chopped Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 299mg 12%
Potassium 251mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 31.9%
Vitamin C 37.7%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.