Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Heck of a Chopped Salad


My day started off well.  I exercised and ate a good breakfast.  By the time lunch arrived I was not so hungry so I decided to just "snack".  That's always not a good idea.  I started out good with a bowl of cherries then things got drastically worse from there.  There were chips and two chocolate chip cookies also eaten after the madness was over.  That's a big no-no for me.  Well, I wasn't going to let the day get by without getting back on track so I decided a healthy dinner was in order.  Salad.  But I needed a substantial salad that would satisfy me and I wouldn't be tempted by those darn chocolate chip cookies again.  So I raided the fridge and the pantry and this is what I came up with.  I made some grilled chicken for my carnivore hubby, but he was truly happy with this heck of a chopped salad as he called it.   I just finished dinner and I'm full and happy.  Those darn cookies won't get the best of me... (I hope). : )

2 bunches of romaine lettuce chopped
1/2 a large onion diced
2 carrots diced
1 cucumber chopped
1 bell pepper (or sweet peppers) diced
2 serrano chilies (seeded) and diced
1 (15oz) can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
handful of black olives chopped
1 cup of fresh broccoli chopped
1-2 eggs sliced

Light Ranch dressing (your favorite brand as much as you like to dress your salad)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of rice wine vinegar
1 tsp of sugar or splenda

Prepare all the veggies and toss into a bowl with the salad dressing.  Keep chilled until serving.

Enjoy as a meal or as part of a meal.

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  1. This salad looks great! I love mixing ranch dressing and vinegar together on salads.

  2. I love chopped salads, just hate all of the chopping to get there. Your's looks wonderful

  3. I LOVE big salads! I just keep crunching and crunching.... Mine normally have a solid head of lettuce in them....

  4. Oh it looks so fresh and colorful :) I really love to dive in that pile of delicious salad :)

  5. Snacking always leads to that forbidden path. Glad you saved yourself with this delicious salad! :)

  6. I hate snacking for lunch - never ends well! I wish I had this much good stuff in my fridge to turn into a delicious salad!

  7. I love a good chopped salad...especially one full of so much tastiness! YUM!

  8. My hubby and I also love eating gigantic salads with legumes in for dinner (AS dinner). They're so good (and good for you too!)

  9. This is one heck of a chopped salad! I like to call these types of salads "everything but the kitchen sink" salads. Whatever ya got, throw it in! The more stuff, the better and its so filling! Great recipe!

  10. Fabulous! That is one amazing chopped salad....and chopped salads are my favorite! Buzzed!

  11. I really loved the salad thanks for sharing this blog


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