Graham Like The Cracker is hosting a Dinner Blog Train that she kindly asked me to join. How fun!Jen at
My first recipe is too easy to even be called a "recipe," but if you're looking for a very easy summertime dinner that does not involve cooking, this is it. My food processor has been up in my closet for about 10 years - seriously - until I recently pulled it out again. I decided to whip up a "chopped salad" since I had one at a restaurant recently and loved it. Something about salad chopped up into itsy bitsy pieces makes it so easy to love, and tastes so much better for some reason!
Here is my recipe for Chopped Salad:
-1/2 head of romaine lettuce
-5 Broccoli pieces
-5 Large Mushrooms
-5 Baby Carrots
-Any other veggies you want
Simply load all of this into your food processor, and pulse until it is in tiny pieces. Dish into 2 bowls, and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese. Slice some avocado and place on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add dressing of your choice. I personally love Bernstein's Italian Dressing for this salad. You can also add chopped turkey, blue cheese crumbles, sliced egg or bacon pieces to this salad for protein. YUM!
I've also added chicken to this, and used BBQ Sauce and Ranch for the dressing for a BBQ Chopped Salad.
Now - for my boys - who won't eat just salad for dinner....
I picked up Dinosaur Chicken Breast Nuggets from Costco -
Microwavable Brown Rice packets from Trader Joes -
A bit of the Chopped Salad (or a veggie of your choice)
And some fresh fruit.
They ate up every bit!
Please take a moment and go visit the other great recipes listed as part of this blog party. Next up: Pam at Keeping Life Creative!
You can also visit the other recipes in this blog train by visiting:
If you'd like to link up, just leave a comment below with your blog entry!
Also, don't forget to enter to win my giveaway that ends this Friday!