MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE
LOADED FRESH BASIL AND SWEET CORN COUSCOUS GREEN SALAD
This Loaded Couscous Green Salad is AMAZING! It comes together fast…and that fresh basil dressing will knock your socks off.
Prep Time: 1 HR 30 MINS
Fresh Basil Dressing: – buttermilk – fresh basil leaves – mayonnaise – red wine vinegar – shallot or green onion – salt – black pepper Salad: – roasted garlic and olive oil couscous
YIELD: 8 SERVINGS
For the dressing: combine all the ingredients in a blender together and process until smooth. Refrigerate until needed. Dressing can be made several days in advance.
For the salad: make the couscous by bringing the chicken broth and olive oil to a simmer in a saucepan on the stovetop. Stir in the couscous and the seasoning packet.
Cover the saucepan and let sit for 5-7 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool to room temperature before using.
In a large serving bowl, add the romaine lettuce, cooled couscous, cranberries, bacon, cheese, corn, and pine nuts.
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