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Chopped Summer Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette

Be inspired by the ingredients in your kitchen!

This salad was not planned. It developed as I found new things that needed to be used…And you can’t go wrong with a chopped salad!

chopped salad


Romaine Lettuce


Red Pepper


Cherry Tomatoes


Feta Cheese


Black pepper

1. Chop ingredients.

2. Assemble on a plate.

3. Make a dressing (see below).

4. EAT!!

Oregano Vinaigrette:

Lemon, zest and juice

Vinegar (champagne, raspberry, white etc)

Oregano, fresh




Olive Oil

1.Chop scallions and add to a bowl with lemon to ‘cook’ the raw onion taste out for a few minutes.

2. Add ingredients to a bowl and blend with hand blender until emulsified.

Simple Salad

salad 1


Greens blend (swiss chard, spinach, arugula)

Red Pepper



Pepita Seeds



Champagne vinegar

Italian herb blend (thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage) (I used a dried herb blend but fresh would be wonderful)

Honey (or agave)

Salt, pepper

Olive oil

1. Chop greens and red pepper.

2. Shave carrot with a peeler.

3. Add a handful of raw Pepita seeds.

4. Add feta or goat cheese crumbles (optional).

5. Make lemon-herb vinaigrette: lemon, champagne vinegar, Italian herb blend (thyme, oregano, basil etc), honey, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Make vinaigrette in larger quantities and store in mason jars so you have on hand. Bring a jar to work and leave in the fridge!

I took the left overs for lunch at work the next day and ate with a piece of toasted bread and hummus.

salad 2