chopped veggie salad with lemon-garlic dressing

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I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m becoming a wee-bit obsessed with salads. Chopped salads. No lettuce, just healthy veggies.

Maybe a little cheese, too. With a light, tasty dressing.

For this chopped veggie salad I used just four vegetables: asparagus, fresh corn, chopped cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. We were heading down to my sister’s for a barbecue and I had the side dish job. This was easy and I knew it would keep well (keep the dressing and salad separate until ready to serve). It has a nice crunch to it and makes a nice light pairing to burgers & ribs.

Although…I made it a second time the next day and have been eating it for lunch every day this week. It stands on its own.

You could certainly add some lettuce to this and just double the dressing, too. Some salty bacon wouldn’t hurt anything, either. I added feta this go-round but goat cheese would be fantastic.

The point is…make this one your own. Add chicken, steak, croutons, cheese or nothing at all…lots of flexibility here. Just don’t sub canned or frozen corn for the fresh!! It’s summertime, folks, save the cans for your winter soups :)