I've made this salad several times for our family's annual casual Christmas Eve dinner. Everyone adores it, and I really love having the leftovers to eat the next day. It's bright and crisp and is a nice counterpoint to other heavy holiday dishes. The only reason I don't make the salad more often is that it's a lot of chopping, and it makes such a large amount. But it's a fantastic thing to make for a crowd, particularly if you need something you can make ahead.
"Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad
From EatingWell: November/December 2011
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.
8 Reviews for "Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad
We made this salad to accompany a roast chicken dinner and it got raves all around. The apple really elevated it (we used Granny Smith) and the dressing was simple without overpowering the flavors. Best of all, it held up beautifully for leftovers the next day. You could use a spoon, but we used chopsticks!
This was super delicious !! Even 2 days later ! We all loved it,even the grandchildren ! ( but then , they love salads anyway !)
The work was well worth it! I used "feta" because that's what I had on hand .
I made this last night for today's lunch - chopped some finger while cutting up vegetables. It was worth it - this salad is super fresh, healthy and delicious! I took out apples and cucumbers and added snow peas also threw in some red onion. Great lunch, couldn't stop eating.
Overall, a great salad! I am not a fan of goat cheese so I used blue cheese crumbles instead and it was tremendous. I also added some pear to bump up the fruit quotient. Served it this weekend to some friends and they loved it so much, they wanted the recipe.