(Yes, I know, it's a couple of days late. But it's here, and it's better than ever.)
There's a little restaurant down the street from where I work, and I've recently become slightly obsessed. How I only visited the place for the first time a couple of weeks ago is beyond me. I'm so happy that it's now a part of my life. It's a wonderful little salad haven. You stand in line and can order LITERALLY any kind of salad imaginable. There are about 5 kinds of lettuce to choose from and a million different toppings. And then comes the most beautiful part- they dump all of your fresh healthiness out on to the counter, put the dressing right on top, and use a giant rounded knife thing with two handles to chop it all up togther. The result is A-MAZING.
|Go here for lunch. You won't be sad.|
So me, being the
Step 1: Chop up as many vegetables as you'd like, as small as you possibly can. Make sure you start with lettuce. I cut it in to thin strips, then cut those in half or thirds. Basically, I just go crazy with the knife for a while... imagining I'm hosting my own show on the Food Network, obviously.
Step 2: Load it all in to a big bowl. Add some smaller, non-chopable things on top for some added nutrients. Think: black beans, chick peas, corn, etc. Oh wait, corn has no nutritional value. That's ok, you can still add it in if you'd like. It acts as a very nice splash of color. And you want your salad to double as a fashion statement, right?
Step 3: Add some of your favorite dressing, and WAKE up those tastebuds! And there you have it... a gorgeous chop salad. Bon Appetit!
Have a healthy day,
PS- Hey salad lovers: leave me a comment and tell me what you put in your salads. Not only am I always looking for new combo ideas, but it is Farmer's Market season, and I would love some inspiration!