A quick and easy salad to put together

July 25, 2009|By ELLEN FOLKMAN / St. Petersburg Times

A Garden Vegetable Chopped Salad recipe comes from reader Lyn Wood of St. Petersburg, Fla. This is a quick and easy salad to put together, and the possibilities are endless. This is the recipe Wood sent, but you could certainly make it your own by adding your favorite vegetables. One thing I would do to this salad is increase the amount of bacon. It adds a delicious crunch. You can make it lighter by using light ranch dressing.


1 (10-ounce) package Romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup matchstick or shredded carrots
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Toss lettuce with broccoli, carrots and dressing.

Just before serving, top with cheese and bacon.

Serves 6.

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