My All-Time Favorite Chopped Salad You Have to Try
Let me be the first to tell you the best-kept secret to making a bomb-ass salad at home; chop everything. This is my favorite salad that I make a few times per week! Here is what you need:
- Shredded carrots
- Chopped sweet bell peppers
- Chopped cucumber
- Chopped Cherry tomatoes
- Garbanzo beans
- Feta Cheese
- Kidney beans
- Sunflower seeds
- Slivered Almonds
- Crushed Croutons (My favorite ones are from Trader Joe's)
One thing I have learned about salad is that lettuce has no flavor so a salad that is majority lettuce is going to require a ton of dressing in order to taste great. Since I am a fan of eating healthy food that actually tastes great, I like to use arugula because it is more flavorful than iceberg lettuce and it lasts longer in the fridge. I chop everything and have equal parts veggies, beans, seeds, etc. as I do lettuce so that every bit taste equally delicious.
Another great tip is to season your salad. I know, that sounds exciting LOL. I like to use Italian seasoning and black pepper. Then I toss with Balsamic Vinegar and Red wine vinegar. All the flavors mix together wonderfully and after you try it, you will never want to order a restaurant salad again.