Italian Chopped Salad

This Italian Chopped Salad Recipe is an easy salad recipe the whole family will love. You could have this easy salad recipes for lunch, or you might even consider having it for dinner. With lots of healthy ingredients, this easy salad recipe ups the nutritional value of salad. Some of the ingredients you will find in this easy salad recipe include romaine lettuce, chick peas, grated Parmesan and red peppers. In the easy salad recipe dressing recipe, you will find garlic, dry mustard, and red wine vinegar.

Bell peppers are a fruit that comes in a variety of different colors, to include red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers are often grouped with the less pungent pepper varieties known as sweet peppers. Bell peppers are native to Central America, Mexico, and northern South America. The ribs and seeds that are found inside bell peppers can also be consumed, but some people find the taste to be on the bitter side. Bell pepper seeds at that time were carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to other European, African, and Asian countries. The misleading name of pepper was given to the fruit by Christopher Columbus who upon bringing the plant back to Europe. Today, you will find China as the world's largest producer of peppers, followed by Mexico and Indonesia. The main colors you will find bell peppers in are green, yellow, orange and red. The more rare colors include brown, white, lavender, or dark purple, depending on the variety of the pepper. The green bell pepper is just a bell pepper that is unripe. Red bell peppers are simply the ripened green peppers. Green peppers are a bit less sweet and slightly more bitter than the orange and yellow peppers, with red bell peppers being the sweetest. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers. Peppers are a great addition to simple and easy salads, stir fry recipes and more.

Garlic is food that is closely related to the onion, the shallot, the leek, and the chive. Garlic has been used by in recipes for over 7,000 years. Garlic is a popular ingredient that is native to Central Asia. Garlic can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians, who used it for medicinal purposes and recipes. Garlic has been known to help in the prevention of ailments like the common cold, along with having other beneficial health benefits. Garlic scapes can be removed from the plant as to focus all of the garlic's energy into the bulb growth. Garlic scapes can be eaten raw or cooked, and add a nice burst of garlic flavor to whatever recipe you add them. Adding garlic to salad dressing recipes and simple and easy salads is an easy way to boost the nutritional value of salad.

Thank you to Nicole at the "Prevention RD" recipe site for sharing this easy salad recipe for Italian chopped salad. This is just one of the easy delicious salads you will find on the site. Nicole is a Registered Dietitian and author of the site. By day, she is the director of Nutrition Services at small, local hospital and by night, she is a home cook, recipe blogger, and wife. She has diverse work experience in diabetes, weight management, renal disease, bariatrics, food service, management, and teaching. Some of the recipes you will find on the site include healthy recipes, crock pot recipes, easy salad recipes, low carb recipes, gluten free recipes, vegetable recipes, dessert recipes and more. You will also find plenty of easy salad recipes, simple and easy salads, easy salad recipes for lunch and more. *

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