Chop Salad with Cary’s Famous Shallot Dressing


by May 20th, 2011 // Appetizers, Sides, Veggie Friendly

Chop Salad with Cary’s Famous Shallot Dressing

There’s just something about a chop salad that makes my mouth water. Don’t get me wrong, if you offered me the choice of a chocolate cake or a chop salad, I’d take the cake. But, as far as salads go… this is my jam.

It’s the perfect kind of salad to bring to a picnic because you don’t need a fork and knife to eat it. ie: it’s already chopped up for you. Hmmm… I guess you do need the fork, just not a knife to cut it up.

We prepared both the salad and dressing at home but tossed it all together just before we set it out as a part of our Perfect Picnic.

Chop Salad with Cary’s Famous Oregano Shallot Dressing:
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
3 cucumbers, chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 small minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 cup good olive oil

1. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and chickpeas.
2. Use your food processor to blend shallot, mustard, vinegar, oregano and parsley until very finely chopped.
3. Add olive oil and blend until emulsified.
4. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

Serves: 6 to 8

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8 Comments on “Chop Salad with Cary’s Famous Shallot Dressing”

  1. 1.) Melissa
    May 20th, 2011

    This sounds good!

  2. 2.) Paula
    May 21st, 2011

    Sounds great, I love a good salad. Might need to make some for the soccer party tomorrow.

  3. 3.) Terri
    May 21st, 2011

    I’m going to make that dressing tonight. you think I should double the oregano if it’s fresh not dry?

  4. 4.) Heather
    May 21st, 2011

    I’m looking forward to our next picnic (or any other reason I might think of to try this salad)!

  5. 5.) Erica
    May 21st, 2011

    I am going to make that salad tonight for our family bbq! Thanks!

  6. 6.) little wakka
    May 21st, 2011

    Perfect timing for this!

  7. 7.) Miranda
    May 21st, 2011

    I also love using chick peas in salads

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