Chopped Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette ~ who in their right mind doesn't love a great chopped salad? This one has it all, and then some, making it a light and healthy meal that doesn't skimp on anything!
4handfuls of your favorite lettuce mix
2eggsboiled, peeled and chopped
1'2 cup canned chick peasrinsed and dried
1/4red onionfinely chopped
6strips baconcooked until crisp and crumbled
1/2cupcubed feta cheese
1cupchopped cooked rotisserie chicken
1ear of corngrilled and kernels removed
1small Persian cucumber thinly sliced
1/2yellow bell pepperdiced
1handful of Greek olives
1cuphalved small cherry tomatoes
a few basil leaves
1small to medium ripe red tomatoto yield about 1/3 cup puree
1Tbspharissa pasteor tomato paste
6Tbspextra virgin olive oil
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Lay the lettuce out onto a wide round salad bowl.
Top with all the ingredients, laying out each one in its own section.
Scatter the basil leaves over the top.
To make the dressing, give the tomato a rough chop and puree it in a small food processor.
Whisk in the harissa or tomato paste, the vinegar, and the olive oil until blended. Add the salt and black pepper to taste.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/chopped-salad-with-spicy-tomato-vinaigrette/ April 10, 2015