Mediterranean Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Salad recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by robinlynnette

Makes 10 servings



from Giada De Laurentiis. Original recipe written as 6 servings; this one has been stretched to 10 servings.

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Salad

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Israeli couscous (or any small pasta)
3 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Salad

  1. In a medium saucepan, warm 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Add the couscous and cook until toasted and lightly browned, stirring often, about 5 minutes.

  3. Carefully add the stock, and the juice of 1 lemon, and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the couscous is tender, but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Drain the couscous.

  6. In a large bowl, toss the cooked couscous with the remaining olive oil, remaining lemon juice, zest, salt, and pepper and let cool.

  7. Once the couscous is room temperature, add the fresh herbs, dried cranberries, and almonds.

  8. Toss to combine and serve.

Categories

Main Dish, Salads, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 154.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
352mg
15%
Potassium
147mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
38.0g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
6.9g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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