4 cups mixed greens (e.g., lettuce, spinach, arugula)
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast (you can also use grilled shrimp, tofu, or beans for a vegetarian option),
1 cup diced cucumber,
1 cup chopped bell peppers (any colour),
1/2 cup chopped red onion.
Fresh, canned, or frozen 1/2 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup shredded feta or cheddar cheese
1 avocado diced
chopped 1/4 cup freshly chopped herbs (such as basil, cilantro, or parsley)
Olive oil, 1/4 cup
2 tablespoons lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon
1 minced garlic clove
pepper and salt as desired
1. Place the chopped mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, and red onion in a large salad bowl.
2. Mix the shredded cheese, corn kernels, and chopped cooked chicken in the bowl.
3. Gently combine the salad ingredients to ensure even distribution.
4. In a small bowl, Combine the olive oil, lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. As needed, adjust the seasoning.
5. Drizzle the salad dressing over the ingredients and toss everything until the salad is evenly seasoned.
6. Gently toss the salad with the cubed avocado and fresh herbs to blend. Avoid overmixing to prevent the avocado bits from becoming mushy.
7. Try the salad and, if necessary, adjust the seasoning.
8. Immediately serve the stuffed chopped salad as a main course or a side dish for your preferred dinner.
You are welcome to alter this recipe by adding or removing items to suit your tastes or what you have on hand. Enjoy your tasty, nutrient-rich chopped salad!
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