“Clean Out The Fridge” Chopped Salad
large salads, 4 appetizer/side salads
chopped crunchy lettuce
I used a mix of romaine hearts and baby gem, but you can use anything you like.
cooked cannellini beans
If you use canned beans, drain and rinse them first.
of an English cucumber
diced (about 1 cup diced cucumber)
thinly sliced Brussels sprouts
about 5-6 medium sprouts
thinly sliced lunchbox peppers
sliced crosswise into rounds
For the dressing:
Zest of ½ lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
extra-virgin olive oil
finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
Start by making the dressing! In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the dressing until well combined. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste and briefly set aside.
Add all the ingredients for the salad except the cheese to a mixing bowl. Toss to combine. Add half the dressing to the bowl and toss again.
Divide the salad between 2 (or 4) bowls/plates. Top with the cheese and serve with the remaining dressing.