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The Harvest Salad

Fall in a bowl!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipe, easy lunch recipe, fall recipes
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


The Apple Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons frozen organic apple juice concentrate Tip! reseal can with plastic and a rubber band and place back in freezer for use next time!
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

The Couscous:

  • 1/2 cup Israeli Couscous or TJ's Harvest Couscous Blend cooked to package instructions Tip: you can also use orzo pasta or quinoa

The Salad:

  • 5 oz bag of mixed baby greens
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, diced (optional)
  • 1 small red apple diced
  • 1 small shallot diced (small)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots diced (small)
  • 1/4 cup roasted pecan halves roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Start a small pot of water to boil. While water heats:

  2. Make apple vinaigrette by placing all ingredients in a bowl and whisking until emulsified. Set aside.
  3. Add couscous to boiling water. Cook couscous to package instructions.

  4. While couscous cooks dice apple, apricots and chicken (if using), chop pecans, mint, shallot and parsley.

  5. When couscous is ready, pour into a colander and rinse with cold water. Place couscous in a large bowl, add nuts, apples, dried fruit, shallots, parsley and mint to bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Pour some salad dressing over couscous and toss.
  6. Place greens on a platter. Dress lightly with apple vinaigrette, toss. Pour couscous and chicken mixture over greens and toss. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Save extra dressing in the fridge for up to a week.