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Old Fashioned American Salad

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Everyone loves a gorgeous salad€¦ well, I know I sure do. One of my favorites is the classic, old-fashioned, all-American chopped salad€¦. So easy to make and a total crowd-pleaser. So cool€¦ and€¦ you can make it whatever you want it to be€¦ pull together a colorful medley of your favorite crunchy vegetables€¦ and you€™ll have yourself a healthy, snappy salad that everyone will delight in eating. The key, you see, to a tasty chopped salad€¦. Is the crisp bed of romaine€¦ it holds its spectacular texture once you load it up with all the lovely layers.
  Garbanzo 1 Can (10 oz), drained & rinsed
  Red onion 1⁄2
  Red pepper 1 , seeded
  Yellow pepper 1 , seeded
  English cucumber 1 , peeled and seeded
  Heart of palm 1 Can (10 oz), drained
  Crumbled feta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Romaine lettuce head 1
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Honey vinaigrette dressing 1 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 6 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Dijon mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Shallot 1 Large

Start by giving your romaine a rough-chop. I prefer a mix of textures in my chopped salad€¦ so I tend to vary the size of the chopping and dicing of the lovely veggies that get thrown into this delicious salad. Why not try a medium dice on one pepper; a fine dice on the other. Perhaps cucumbers bite-size; onions more fine€¦. Just chop to suit YOUR preference. There are no rules!!! What fun indeed!!
Combine all ingredients except shallot, in a blender or cuisinart and whirl together for about one minute. Taste and add to it as needed, depending on your love of acidity. Add Shallot and whirl about 15 seconds more€¦ or until shallot is nicely chopped. Pour dressing over chopped salad, serve and enjoy.
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Side Dish
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1033 Calories from Fat 612

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g102.8%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 33.4 mg11.1%

Sodium 590.9 mg24.6%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.7%

Dietary Fiber 17.2 g68.8%

Sugars 33.2 g

Protein 24 g48.9%

Vitamin A 228.8% Vitamin C 227.7%

Calcium 35% Iron 44.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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