Chopped Summer Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing

Chopped Summer Salad

Chopped Summer Salad

Lunch for the last few days have been a version of this salad.  Same dressing different proteins and sometimes some blueberries thrown in for color.  If you are trying to eat a clean diet during the summer months having a healthy salad dressing in the fridge is a life saver.  Commercial salad dressings have a bunch of junk (sugar) in them and most contain the ‘bad’ oils such as soybean, canola and corn oil.

I put in two different times for the recipe depending on whether you already have hard boiled eggs on hand.  I have seen them in some grocery stores otherwise it can take about 30 minutes to boil your own eggs.  There are four of us down on the cape this week so I cooked a dozen eggs on Monday morning to have for snacks and lunches.  I love them because the pot takes two minutes to clean!

Chopped Summer Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5-30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 6 Hard boiled eggs peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 6 cups mixed greens (I used arugala in picture above)
  • 6 strips cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 2-3 tbs Lemon Herb Dressing (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Combine all the salad ingredients in two bowls.
  2. Toss with salad dressing

To Hard Boil Eggs

  1. Place eggs in a large covered pot.
  2. Cover with enough water that eggs are covered by at least 1″ of water.
  3. Heat water over medium high heat to just boiling.
  4. Remove pan from heat and cover.  Let large eggs sit for 10-12 minutes.  Extra large for 12-14.  Cook for slightly less time if you like the eggs a little softer.
  5. Remove eggs to a colander and run under cool water.
  6. Peel when ready to serve.

Lemon Herb Dressing

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Time: 3 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces or 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 ounces or 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Borsari seasoned salt or kosher salt
  • 2 tsp herbs de provence or 1 -2 tbsp any fresh herbs (basil, chives, parsley, dill)

Directions

Combine in a jar or covered container and shake well.  Keep in fridge and shake before every use.

All my ingredients!  I swear this Borsari Seasoned Salt is a life saver and I checked the ingredients just salt and some dried herbs!

All my ingredients for Lemon Dressing!

All my ingredients for Lemon Dressing!

 

If you don’t have a measuring cup while away just eye ball it 1/3 lemon juice or less to 2/3 extra virgin olive oil.

The dressing is a ratio of 1/3 lemon juice to 2/3 oil.  You can adjsut up or down to your liking.

The dressing is a ratio of 1/3 lemon juice to 2/3 oil. You can adjsut up or down to your liking.

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