Chopped Salad. My new favorite food.
I found the basic idea for this on a blog and adapted it to my liking.
There are many variations to this depending on the personality of the chef.
This is my favorite:
When I am starved and need a protein boost I add seasoned chicken tenders. Typically I only use veggies.
When I grill my chicken I use olive oil to make it a tad healthier; patting dry when they are fully cooked.
Throw greens into a large bowl. I like baby spinach added to a spring salad mix. The darker the greens the better.
Toss in whatever veggies you prefer. I always throw in a rainbow of peppers, cucumbers, red onions, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Drizzle dressing of choice on top of loaded salad bowl. I start with a small amount, gradually adding as I chop.
Make sure you use a large bowl. Once the chopping begins, veggies start flying.
I chop the mixture until partially chopped; then I add a crunchy topper such as croutons, pita chips, or blue corn tortilla chips (shown).
I love the bits of crunchy tossed throughout the salad.
I love this salad because each bite has a mesh of tastes.
I'm not sure if I could ever go back to a regular salad!