Food Revolution Cook-Off: Chopped SaladsThu 28 Jul 2011
Story by The Food Revolution Team
Salads are a summer essential, incredibly simple to make and a great way to use whatever is in season and available. This week our recipe of the week was the Food Revolution everyday green chopped salad and the community got chopping and posting their salads on our Food Revolution Community page.
Whether your salad is to accompany your main meal or is the main event it is the perfect opportunity to try different things and let your salad be defined by what’s in season not by using the same old stuff all the time. Bell peppers, tomatoes, herb sprigs, a peeled and pitted avocado – you can get any or all of these into a chopped salad. Soft fresh herbs work really well in salads especially basil, chives, chervil or mint. It’s always a good idea to include a couple of handfuls of crunchy lettuce to give your salad a really good texture and for a bit of extra crunch, simply toast some nuts in a warm pan, but watch them as once they start to go brown they can burn very quickly.
Check out the best salads from the community below and their images above.
Amanda June Hagarty baby horseradish leaves, baby cabbage leaves, basil, some cucumber, banana pepper, mini bell pepper, green beans, balsamic dressing (1)
BEST OF THE REST
• Dheana Ramsay Red leaf lettuce, fennel, red cabbage, red orance peppers, carrots and pomegranate seeds (2)
• Holly Perry Battiste Lentil Salad with Baby Romaine and Ricotta Salada Cheese (3)
• Thippi Fleckenstein Basil, dill, cucumbers, almonds, homegrown tomatoes Jamie's dressing. All veg herbs from organic farm (4)
• Joi Burke Straaten Chopped Green Salad - Romain, Kale, Broccoli, Cucumber, Avocado, Sunflower Sprouts & fresh basil (5)
The Food Revolution made the chopped salad (6) and just ate it on its own as the main event, a big bowl of this is not only delicious but a good weekday work lunch. Check out our team Recipes of the Week album for all of our photos.
Don’t worry if you missed out, you can still post your salad creations on the Food Revolution Community page and join in with this week’s recipe of the week!
This week our recipe is Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, a classic favorite and so easy to make. They’re definitely a treat but a good one to share with friends and so much better than shop-bought cookie dough. Be creative and add your favorite mix-ins to the cookies – any kind of dried fruit, nuts or chocolate combination works a treat.
We can’t wait to see your cookies so remember to upload all your photos onto our Facebook Food Revolution Community page. We’ll be posting ours later this week!
Thanks to for all the chopped salads, some great ideas to try out.
The Food Revolution Team
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