I love salads. I judge a restaurant many times by how good their salads are. It’s one thing that I pretty much always order when I’m eating out.
One of the best salads I’ve ever had I shared with Dr. T at Farina in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The salad was so big that it had to be shared. It had so many different vegetables chopped in little bits. It was delicious.
I spent that summer trying to recreate this salad for us to have with meals. I had a hard time doing it, but I recently, after many attempts, found a way to cut my lettuce so that it is in as small of bites at all the other veggies.
My favorite veggies to put in my chopped salad are: lettuce, cucumber, carrots, red onion, zucchini, yellow squash, cabbage, and bell peppers. Those ingredients make the best flavors with any dressing!!!
So here are a few pictures of the last time I made this salad. I didn’t have all the ingredients listed above, but it was still wonderful.
I found this chopper on Amazon and it was a game changer as far as finishing some of the vegetables with a final CHOP!!
Can be purchased HERE. Helps to make your chopped salad similar to a chopped salad at Subway.
These double bladed chopper knives are extremely sharp. I had to find a special place at the back of a drawer to store it. It has been a good purchase!!
|I started with purple cabbage which is pretty easy to chop.
|The trick to “chopping” the lettuce is to start by cutting thin lines.
|Next, cut thin lines going the other way.
|I then use my new chopper to finish any pieces I think are too large.
|Add any other veggies that have been chopped along with the lettuce.
|Finished product!! It is oh so good!!
I’m ready to make this easy, healthy salad as part of most meals this summer!!
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