Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I mentioned last week that a crunchy chopped salad is a terrific way to add more veggies to your diet and a nice departure from the familiar lettuce-based salad. For more info on this topic, click here (for a winter version) or here (for a summer version) because this post is little more than a picture to provide further inspiration and share more chopped salad love.
Today’s story is simple, and not terribly uncommon: I had just returned from a trip and was craving my own vegetables and salads. My refrigerator, however, was frighteningly bare: all I could scrounge up was purple cabbage, red onion, parsley, and a jar of pimento-stuffed green olives. I also had some purple-speckled annelino beans I had procured from the local market while out of town (photo at the bottom of this post). Sound like an odd combination? I agree, and, yet, that’s what I had. But guess what? It was wonderful! And it’s really rather pretty with its various shades of purple and green.
I have no idea whether this particular combination will appeal to you or not, but my point simply is that a chopped salad is a great way to bring together a few ingredients you like in a simple, healthful way. It’s also a fun opportunity to create something new and different each time you make it.
You just never know what will work.