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Avocado Peach Vegetarian Chopped Salad Recipe

Vegetarian Chopped SaladI love BIG salads. This chopped salad features the best of summer. It starts with a bed of greens, and gets better when you pile on fresh toppings like cool and crunchy cucumber, juicy peaches and fresh basil. Add some ripe avocado and roasted sunflower seeds and you’ve got one tasty salad.

Avocado-Peach Vegetarian Chopped Salad Recipe
1 head heart of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 medium ripe peach, pitted and cut into chunks
1 small Persian cucumber, chopped (peel, if desired)
1/2 a medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds (I use unsalted)
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place chopped lettuce in a large bowl. Arrange peach, cucumber, avocado, basil and sunflower seeds on bed of lettuce. Just before serving, drizzle salad with olive oil and lemon juice and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 1 BIG salad
Peach Avocado Chopped Salad
More Summer Salad Recipes:
Fresh Zucchini Salad from Bourbon and Honey
Summer Panzanella with Peaches and Kale from The First Mess

Arugula Salad with Avocado and Hearts of Palm Recipe

Arugula Avocado SaladThis salad came together in an effort to use up stray pantry items. I recently moved, and found a few interesting items in the back of the cupboard. One such item was a can of organic hearts of palm. When life gives you hearts of palm, make chopped salad.

Chopped Salad with Avocado, Arugula and Hearts of Palm Recipe
1 stalk canned hearts of palm, rinsed and drained
1/2 a medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved (I used sunburst)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups fresh arugula

Slice heart of palm into rounds. Combine heart of plam slices, avocado and tomatoes in a small bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; stir gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over arugula. Toss salad just before serving.

Makes 1 BIG salad
Hearts of Palm Salad