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Leslie’s Chopped Vegetable Dinner Salad Recipe

Leslie Loves Veggies Chopped Dinner Salad Recipe

I use Cabot Cheddar Cheese in this salad.  The Premium White Oak Cheddar lends a creamy texture and sweet flavor other brands just don’t have!

Cabot Premium White Oak Cheddar is great in sprinkled on a Dinner Salad

Leslie Loves Veggies Chopped Vegetable Dinner Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Leslie Loves Veggies Chopped Vegetable Dinner Salad

I visited a restaurant recently and paid an arm and a leg for a delicious, chopped dinner salad. I knew I could recreate that salad at home and that’s exactly what I did. I served this incredibly healthy and scrumptious salad on New Year’s Day and one of my guests commented that they’d had a similar salad at their favorite restaurant!

Ingredients

    For the Salad
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach leaves
  • 1 Cup grape tomatoes
  • ½ Can beets, chopped
  • ½ Can garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
  • Roasted red peppers chopped
  • 1 medium Apple, peeled & chopped
  • 6 or 7 Green olives sliced or chopped
  • 1 Medium green, yellow or red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Cucumber, seeded & chopped
  • 4-6 oz. Cabot Premium White Oak Cheddar, diced
  • Wonderful Almond Accents, Sweet Roasted Pomegranate, ¼ of bag
  • For the Dressing
  • 1 packet of Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Prepare dressing as directed on package. Be sure to use really good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Wash and dry all vegetables and the apple.
  3. Place Romaine, spinach, all of the veggies and the chopped apple in a large salad bowl.
  4. Top with 4-6 oz. of diced Cabot Premium White Oak Cheddar. Sprinkle with Sweet Roasted Pomegranate Wonderful Almond Accents, top with prepared dressing, serve and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. 1
    JoeyfromSC says:

    Delicious looking! Easy too lol..Thanks for sharing the recipe!! I’m gonna try it!

    Joey

  2. 4

    This salad was so wholesome and delicious. The best salad I ever ate.
    Salad is always complimented well with cheese. The Cabot Cheese was so smooth
    and rich. My wife is an excellent cook. I am so blessed.

    • 5

      Ahhh thanks honey,

      This salad is really good isn’t it? I’m not sure if I let you taste my salad when we dined in that fancy restaurant. If I remember correctly you had some fancy meat dish and I asked you if you wanted a bit of my huge salad and you graciously declined. I think I’ll be making this again really soon. It’s a favorite of mine. I love you Hubby!
      xoxoxo
      Leslie

  3. 6

    Mmm … this salad is making my mouth water. I love chick peas in a salad … they have such a nice flavor and texture. Since I’m vegan, I’d leave off the cheese but I don’t think it would be missed with all the lovely flavors you’ve got going. There’s sweet, savory, and wonderful crunch. Can’t wait to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing!

    • 7

      Small Footprints,

      This salad is amazing. Please give it a try and let me know what you think. It is so delicious. Sometimes I add sun dried tomatoes too. YUM!
      Leslie
      xo