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Protein-Packed Chopped Salad


The chopped salad is an LA lunch institution, and as as far as we’re concerned there are never enough versions. This is one of our current combinations.

Makes 1 large salad

¾ cup finely chopped romaine

¾ cup finely chopped radicchio

1 hard-boiled egg, finely diced

1 chicken cutlet, grilled and finely diced

10 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters

½ cup cooked chickpeas

2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, or to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste

salt and pepper

1. Combine romaine, radicchio, hard-boiled egg, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, chives, and blue cheese in a bowl.

2. Toss with red wine vinegar and olive oil (add more if desired) and season with salt and pepper to taste.