Jaden Mediterranean Salad

Submitted By: chefinblack

Quick-cooking couscous and colorful garnishes such as dried cranberries and candied pecans make this a deliciously satisfying salad. Taste the best of both worlds...this salad brings together both the Mediterranean flavors we love and the amazingly delicious Jaden Chinese Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix into a fresh citrus delight.

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Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

Mediterranean Dressing:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil pressed with lemons
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 packet JADEN CHINESE SALAD DRESSING & SEASONING MIX

Salad:
1 heart romaine lettuce, chopped
1 head butter lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup cooked couscous
1/2 cup sweet grape tomatoes
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Optional extras:
Candied pecans
Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Directions

Place dressing ingredients in blender container; cover and blend until smooth. (Or place in cruet or small jar, cover and shake until blended).

Place lettuces, couscous, tomatoes and cranberries in a medium salad bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss well. Sprinkle with candied pecans or pepitas, if you like.

Makes 6 servings.


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