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chopped salad bowlThe recipe suggests vegetables but they are all optional so do improvise — chopped beets, jicama, bell peppers, even a few cooked grains like spelt. Whatever you have on hand are all good additions, just try to keep everything close to the same size and amount, so no vegetable gets to yell too loud, all of them just humming in contented harmony.


1 cup chick peas, roughly chopped

1 small head of romaine lettuce

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 cup diced red cabbage

1 cup cucumber, seeded and diced

1 cup pressed seasoned tofu diced

1 cup shredded carrots

1 large avocado diced

1/3 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup olives, roughly chopped

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley


Combine all the ingredients in a big lovely salad bowl, toss. Add a splash of dressing. Toss again, then call us all over for lunch please.

Makes: 6 servings

Nutritional Information

211 calories

87 calories from fat (41%)

10 g fat

1 g saturated fat

0 mg cholesterol

216 mg sodium

22 g carbohydrates

9 g fiber

6 g sugars

12 g protein


From the book THE FAMILY DINNER by Laurie David with recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt.

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