All-Things-Green Chopped Salad

All your favorite springtime veggies are here! Snap peas, asparagus, green beans and more make the base for whichever protein choice you like.

All-Things-Green Chopped Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
9 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cup trimmed sugar snap peas and/or snow peas

  • 2 cup chopped fresh asparagus

  • 1 cup chopped green beans

  • 2 ½ cup chopped English cucumber

  • 2 cup chopped zucchini

  • Desired Protein Choice

  • 1 recipe Chile-Lime Dressing

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seed (pepitas), toasted

  • Crumbled feta cheese or queso fresco (optional)

Chile-Lime Dressing

  • 3 limes

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 small fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water cook green sugar snap peas, asparagus, and beans about 2 minutes or until color brightens. Drain and transfer vegetables to a bowl of ice water; let stand 1 minute. Drain vegetables and pat dry. In a large bowl combine blanched vegetables, the cucumber, and zucchini.

  2. Pour Chile-Lime Dressing over salad; toss to coat. Let stand 30 minutes. Top with Desired Protein Choice, pepitas, and, if desired, feta cheese.

Chile-Lime Dressing

  1. Remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 1/3 cup juice from limes. In a screw-top jar combine lime zest and juice and the remaining ingredients. Cover and shake well.

To Make Ahead

Refrigerate the salad and dressing separately in airtight containers up to 24 hours. Add dressing, pepitas, and cheese just before serving.

*Tip

Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 31.8mg 159%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 440mg 9%
Folate, total 57.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.