Springtime Chopped Salad!

 

 

 

 

Springtime Chopped Salad

 

For the Salad:

  • 10oz spring greens
  • 1 cucumber or 2-3 baby cucumbers, sliced
  • 4-5 radishes, sliced
  • 15 stalks thin asparagus, blanched and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh herbs, chopped (parsley, mint, chives, or whatever you have on hand!)
  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen) peas
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped salami
  • 1 cup chopped sharp white cheddar
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

 

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup olive oil

 

To blanch the asparagus, bring large pot of water to a boil. Break off the stalky end stems. Boil the asparagus for 90 seconds. Remove and plunge into a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes. Remove and pat dry.

 

Place all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl or salad shaker. Toss together the salad and vinaigrette and dig in!

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