Getting ready for Spring – Chop(ped) Salad

It was really nice here in Philadelphia on Saturday. We had the windows open to let the fresh air in and it was so nice to be able to walk outside with a light jacket on. I decided it was the perfect day to make a nice Chop(ped) Salad. I’m so over the cold and this winter – bring on Spring!And with that means more salads and light dishes.

The Chop(ped) Salad was so easy and leftovers store well. There isn’t really a “recipe” for this – you just add in whatever chopped ingredients that you want. I’m not going to list amounts or anything like that – I’ll just mention what I put in, and there’s a picture to go with it.

Start with some Spring Mix or your favorite kind of lettuce and chop it up…

Cook some Ditalini Pasta and let it cool. Add that on top of the Spring Mix…

Cube up some Cooked Chicken and add that on top of the Pasta…

Chop up some Cucumbers and place them on top of the Chicken…

I chopped up one Carrot and added that in for some nice color…

The best part – some high quality smoked BACON!

Toss it all together and you have the finished product!

I added in a little Gorgonzola Cheese and my favorite dressing to what I put in my bowl. I did not mix the dressing in with it all because I didn’t want it to get soggy.  It kept well in a Tupperware container for a few days.  Mr. Curly Fry even said he liked it better the 2nd day when it was extra cold!

What other ingredients would you add to your Chop(ped) Salad?

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  1. Now that is my kind of salad! I love all those ingredients and it goes without saying that bacon is the secret behind all that is wonderful, lol
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  2. OK, you had me until you got to the gongonzola! LOL

    I never really thought about it before, but I don’t think I’ve ever put (or had) pasta in a green salad before. It has always been one or the other – a pasta salad or a green salad. Hmmmm, gonna have to try that. On the other hand, when it comes to greens/luttuce, I almost always combine the two. I’m not big on a straightforward mixed greens salad – sometimes they’re too bitter, so I always mix in a little romaine or some other lettuce. Definitely love the variety. 🙂
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  3. Feta cheese! I am eating vegetarian these days so I would have to remove the chicken and bacon. Add maybe some onion. Garbanzo beans. Possibilities are endless. Thanks for linking up to the TALU.
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