"Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad

November/December 2011

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When Paul Newman and Michel Nischan opened their Westport, Connecticut, restaurant Dressing Room, Paul’s request was that the menu always include a chopped salad that you could eat with a spoon. This chopped salad recipe is full of great flavors, colors and textures, featuring celery, carrots, red pepper, apple, cucumber, greens, cabbage, goat cheese and almonds. This is great for any holiday meal: you can let it stand and it stays crisp.

"Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad

8 Reviews for "Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad

Goat Chesse Answer

Crumbled goat cheese is a little different. Still the same thing, but comes in a circle container. It comes pre-crumbled so your hands aren't covered in soft goat cheese.


Hi! Stupid question "crumbled goat cheese" different from the soft goat cheese that we buy wrapped in plastic - kind of sausage-like? Appreciate any insight - thanks!

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Look for "Feta" cheese. You

Look for "Feta" cheese. You can buy either a small block or crumbled.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

i'd say yes its different -

i'd say yes its different - soft goat cheese is soft and spreadable - crumbled is harder - you could also buy goat cheese feta - in a block that comes in a container submerged in brine and crumble your own - instead of buying the pre-crumbled kind

A salad I can get excited about

I am not the greatest at knife skills, but this salad is not hard to make, just a little time consuming. My dinner guests did seem to feel like it was worth the work. Because it was a dinner party, I added a little extra cheese. I am not sure the nuts were necessary, and I would probably sub walnuts or pecans next time I make it. Overall, an excellent chopped salad without all the normal meaty and cured additions. I didn't even really miss that stuff! If you're into a chopped salad, this is a solid recipe. Makes a lot, so be ready to share!

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