In the past few days I've had several nice renditions of Chopped Salads at various restaurants in Chicago but none quite like my own simple version that lately I've been making nearly everyday. For this reason I call it Everyday Chopped Salad. The ingredients - cucumber, zucchini, green beans, celery, lettuce and corn - are raw and green with the exception of the corn which adds a peck of color and sweetness. I always have these ingredients on hand in some form; half a cucumber that needs to be used, a few leftover green beans or small bunch of lettuce. The proportions don't matter, which is why this is not a recipe so much as a really good use for some ingredients in the SimplyCooking® Pantry. I find the combination refreshing and hydrating, something I crave in the dry winter months.
everyday chopped salad
cucumber, skinned and seeded
raw green beans
frozen corn, thawed
Clean and chop all green ingredients into uniform bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl. Add thawed corn. Toss. Drizzle with a high quality balsamic vinegar, or toss with a light dressing.
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