California Chopped Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

California Chopped Salad

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California Chopped Salad

  • Prep : 20 mins
  • Cooking : 0 mins
  • Serves : 6

Ingredients

Serves 6
  • Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 8 ounces romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • ½ cup pitted and halved kalamata olives
  • Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 8 ounces romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • ½ cup pitted and halved kalamata olives

Directions

Step 1.

To make the vinaigrette, put the tomatoes, vinegar, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until relatively smooth, 1 minute. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Then add the parsley, salt, and pepper, and process just until the parsley is chopped.

Step 2.

For the salad, layer the ingredients, in the order listed, in a salad bowl or on individual plates. Drizzle on the vinaigrette.

Tip: You can make the vinaigrette up to 2 days ahead and the salad a few hours ahead. Keep them refrigerated until you are ready to eat, and pour on the dressing just before serving.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 234 calCalories
  • 4 gProtein
  • 8 gCarbohydrates
  • 21 mgFat
  • 71 mgCholesterol
  • 349 mgSodium
  • 4 gDietary Fiber