I love a good chopped salad. Everything resembles the same size. Lots of flavors. Lots of textures. Lots of colors. Homemade dressing to tie it all together. So yum! A perfect compliment to a dinner meal or for a great lunch!
What I love about a chopped salad is the versatility of ingredients you can choose from. I used romaine lettuce, purple carrots, snap peas, celery, golden beets, cucumber, and salami. I finely chopped the lettuce, carrots, snap peas, cucumber and salami, and used my mandolin to julienne the golden beets and cucumber. I made a simple fresh parsley vinaigrette for a dressing and tossed it all together with some fresh grated pecorino romano. Seriously good eats! And perfect for those of you who are like like me and require exciting salads. I have no interest eating a boring salad!
Some other ideas to add to you salad creation are are radish, broccoli, fennel, zucchini, tomato, hard boiled egg, quinoa, or peperoncini. I intended to add quinoa to this salad recipe but forgot about it in the fridge. Oops. The bottom line is spice it up and eat your greens!!!