Spicy Chopped Salad

It is much too hot to cook these days, especially during the middle of the day lunch rush!  The kids are home from school, hungrier than ever and I'm trying my best to get vacation ready.  I find myself wondering why I'm trying so hard since we're heading to an all inclusive resort.  Land of buffet and never ending slushy drinks!  In any case, a person should eat more vegetables so for my latest spicy chopped salad, I added as many vegetables as I had in the fridge.  It's a delicious mixture of different colors and textures with a spicy kick from the Jalapeño Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing.

OPA Jalapeno Ranch

I added quite a few Opa by Litehouse pourable Greek yogurts to my fridge to get me through the whole summer.  Each serving is only 30-60 calories and there are a number of flavors to choose from.  We usually serve the dressings on the side so each family member gets to choose their favorite.   

Spicy Chopped Salad Prep

Not only is it too hot to cook, it's too hot to put much effort into all that chopping so I let my food processor do all the work!  Once I had the vegetables washed and a little peeling on the carrots, it took all of two minutes to chop it all.  That's my kind of lunch prep!  This salad is vegetarian with the protein coming from the edamame and extra crunch from the almonds.  Of course you can please the meat eaters out there by topping with grilled chicken, steak or prawns.    

Spicy Chopped Salad

Serves 4 | Finish in 15 minutes
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As flavorful as it is colorful,  this salad might be what an actual rainbow tastes like.

Ingredients

Opa by Litehouse Jalapeño Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing

2 carrots, peeled

1/2 cucumber, seeded

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

2 green onions

4 loosely packed cups of baby kale

1 cup shelled and thawed edamame

1/4 cup slivered almonds

Directions

Run all the vegetables though your food processor, using the grater and slicing plate.

Place all the vegetables in a large bowl and add the kale, edamame and almonds right before serving.  Serve with dressing on the side.


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