This is a easy to make salad that is colorful and delicious.
For the second day of this week’s ‘Homemade Takeout Recipes’, I have a very simple and easy to make Chopped Salad with ginger-honey dressing. There is absolutely no cooking involved in making this salad and the dressing is just finger-licking good.I was researching on the internet on what to make for this week’s theme and most of take home dishes that come up on Google are Chinese dishes. I have quite a few Chinese dishes on the blog, so wanted to make something else. But it took me a while to finalize what I wanted to make.
Then I remembered this amazing lunch I had with a dear friend in NY Botanical garden and I thought why not try them at home. We were there in Spring and their menu had this chopped salad with tropical fruit. It was the first time I ate a salad that was that finely chopped and I loved eating salad with a spoon 🙂
So here’s my version of that salad with the veggies I had on hand. You can make this salad with just about any vegetable you like or have in the refrigerator. Just make sure to dice them real fine and they are all of approximately the same size.The salad I had in NYC had finely chopped mango in it for the sweet factor. Since it is fall, I added chopped pear in the salad. But feel free to add apple or pineapple or even berries.
The best part of this recipe is the ginger-honey dressing. It’s slightly spicy, sweet and tangy. The quantities in the recipe is what worked for me, make sure to taste the dressing before adding to the salad and adjust all the elements to your liking.