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Explore New Flavors with The Star Salad

by Jo Marie Scaglia
 
Experimenting with different flavors and coming up with new and exciting items to add to The Mixx menu is a fun challenge. This month our salad special is The Star Salad. 
Star, The Star Salad and the Moroccan Flag

Star, The Star Salad and the Moroccan Flag

The Star Salad is a great addition that offers something completely new. The name comes not only from the beautiful green star on the Moroccan flag but it’s also named after my daughter who is a huge salad fan!

The Harissa Vinaigrette

The Harissa adds unique Moroccan flare!

The Harissa adds unique Moroccan flare!

The Moroccan flare comes from the harissa vinaigrette. Harissa is a popular Moroccan condiment where rehydrated chili peppers are boiled in water, seeded, and the stems are removed. What’s left is made into a paste with cumin, coriander and ginger.

Wild Baby Kale & Arugula

The kale and arugula provide a wild flavor!

The kale and arugula provide a wild flavor!

I’m excited because the salad gave me a chance to add wild baby kale to the menu. I loved its taste and texture, and I discovered an awesome combination when mixed with baby arugula. They’re both delicious, but also great sources for antioxidants and vitamins.

Garlic Toasted Pepitas

CRUNCH TIME with Garlic Toasted Pepitas!

CRUNCH TIME with Garlic Toasted Pepitas!

Pepitas are pumpkin seeds—they add the crunch! The pepitas come to us simply salted and we toast them with garlic here at The Mixx. Together with red grapes, pearl couscous, sometimes called Israeli couscous, sliced radish and fresh mint and you have a Moroccan-inspired meal that, I believe, is ahead of its time or at the very least, just in time!

Our featured menu items, like everything we bring you, are part of our commitment to providing you with delicious, nutritious options that are quick! Stop by The Mixx and grab The Star Salad.  Try it with the grilled Farmer’s cheese—it’s wonderful!

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