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Simple Chopped Salad with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette

Perfect for a lazy Thursday, this salad is filled with protein, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, copper, iron, and oh, the list goes on!
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Did you know that romaine lettuce is a source of protein? A head of romaine lettuce head is 17% protein, and each serving provides approximately 1 gram of protein. At 2 grams of dietary fiber per serving, it also supplies double the dietary fiber of the other three most commonly consumed types of lettuce: iceberg, green leaf, and butterhead. It’s also packed with more vitamin A than a carrot!

If you are new to leafy greens, romaine lettuce is a great lettuce to try first—the taste isn’t as strong as other leafy greens and it has a great, crisp crunch to it. So enjoy this chopped salad that uses Romaine lettuce topped with mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggs and a sweet, tasty vinaigrette.

Romaine lettuce isn’t the only nutritious ingredient in this salad! Mushrooms are rich in vitamin B and cucumbers are low in calories!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 romaine lettuce head
  • 1/4 English cucumber, sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 large eggs, hard-boiled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • a pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Sweet dijon vinaigrette: Whisk mustard, honey, oil, red wine vinegar, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Saute mushrooms in a skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt for 2 minutes.
  3. Arrange lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggs, and mushrooms in a plate. Drizzle vinaigrette and sprinkle dill on top.

 

chopped-salad-on-a-white-plate-on-yellow-and-brown-towels-with-tomatoes-around

Simple Chopped Salad with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette

Perfect for a lazy Thursday, this salad is filled with protein, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, copper, iron, and oh, the list goes on!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 364kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ¼ English cucumber, sliced
  • 2 large eggs, hard-boiled & sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Sweet dijon vinaigrette: Whisk mustard, honey, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Saute mushrooms in a skillet with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt for 2 minutes.
  • Arrange lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, cooked eggs, and mushrooms in a plate. Drizzle vinaigrette and sprinkle dill on top. Serve fresh!

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 1631mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 27560IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 5mg

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