I saw somewhere that the calorie count in a chopped salad was ______ calories, I don't remember
where or the exact amount of calories but I do remember thinking "how can a salad have so many calories? it's vegetables!" For heavens sake how ridiculous. My idea of a good chopped salad is every fresh vegetable you happen to have, chopped it to bite size pieces, salted, peppered and that's it. I like to make sure I have a good fresh tomato or two because their juice really make a great 'dressing' eliminating the need for any heavy dressing.
This is my version of a chopped salad. Please take the idea, make it yours, use what you have on hand or can pull from the garden or find in the farmers market. I really only make this salad this time of year because every thing tastes so great. Plus I'm always looking for ways to use what's fresh now! It's also a great way to use up the bits and pieces maybe the lone ripe tomato or an extra handful of sugar snap peas.
2 ripe juicy fresh tomatoes
1 ear of corn
2 large cucumbers
3 cups of sugar snap peas
handful of carrots from the garden
1/4 basil leaves
wash trim and chop all veggies in to bite size pieces
cut the basil in to chiffonade, strips
mix everything together lightly
allow to marinate at least 2 hours
add salt and pepper to taste
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I am needing some new Autumnal ideas for vegetarian eating, can you help? I 'm not sure what I'll be doing when the plethora of fresh vegetables available out my back door is a frozen waste land. But we'll think about fall later, right now why don't you link up your favorite new or old post with a vegetarian meal to inspire all of us for the last few weeks of summer! Grab the turkey button, link up and get inspired! I know I was lax last week in visiting all my wonderful link party friends but I tell you it was crunch week for the new school. This is a whole new week and things are hopefully not as crazy as last week.
Peace and Love--