Little House Chopped Salad

This Fast Chopped Salad with Fresh Citrus Dressing is a satisfying salad with over-the-top taste when made with fresh ingredients from the summer garden.  Dial up the taste in winter - or anytime - with the addition of a diced avocado or hard-boiled egg and toasted walnuts.

Chopped Salad (serves 4)

  • 1 cup diced grilled chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked bacon 
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 4 cups of shredded Romaine lettuce

Prepare all, or some combination, of the above ingredients several hours before serving, including the dressing, but keep them separate. Toss together in a wooden bowl just before serving.

Citrus Dressing

  • the juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon local honey
  • salt and black pepper to taste