Stetson Chopped Salad

Stetson Chopped Salad

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From:, April 2017

Knock it out of the park at dinner with this composed salad recipe inspired by the crazy-popular Stetson Chopped Salad at Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale, Arizona. It packs in colorful vegetables and a variety of textures from whole grains, seeds and a creamy homemade dressing for a photo-worthy, healthy meal. Keep it vegetarian or add smoked salmon or roasted chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup Israeli couscous (see Tips)
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears of corn)
  • 1 cup halved or quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup toasted pepitas
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add couscous, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the water is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a fine-mesh sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
  2. Spread arugula on a serving platter. Add the couscous, corn, tomatoes, avocado, pepitas and currants in decorative lines over the arugula.
  3. Combine basil, buttermilk, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a mini food processor or blender; pulse until smooth. Top the salad with the dressing just before serving.
  • Tips: Look for Israeli couscous (sometimes called "pearl couscous" because of its larger granules) near other couscous or pasta in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups each
  • Per serving: 376 calories; 23 g fat(4 g sat); 7 g fiber; 39 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 99 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,440 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 95 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 266 mg sodium; 751 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (29% dv), Folate (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4½ fat, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable, ½ fruit

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