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Product Review and My Favorite Chopped Salad

September 2, 2011

I have an obsession… with a double-bladed mincing knife. Yes, you heard that correctly, a knife. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Select Mincing Knife, to be precise.

I haven’t been this excited to make chopped salads since… Well, I’ve never been enthusiastic about any kind of salad until I made this purchase. But I was so inspired to make different types of chopped salads that I actually spent close to $100 on “salad bar” ingredients… I get excited really easily. It’s a curse and a blessing.

I think my favorite part of this tool is that it requires very little food prep. I simply throw some spring greens, an assortment of veggies, cheese, and chicken into a flat surfaced bowl and do all the chopping in a few quick movements. All the different flavors mingle together in perfect harmony and I am rewarded with a light, healthy, and delicious meal.

This knife has actually influenced me to crave vegetables. What is wrong in the world? And why haven’t you purchased it yet?

My Favorite Chopped Salad by The Bite-Sized Baker:

3 cups mixed spring greens

4 ounces chicken breast, cooked and chilled

6-7 grape tomatoes (I recommend heirloom!)

½ small cucumber

¼ avocado

¼ bell pepper

¼ cup raw broccoli

¼ cup red quinoa (I used regular, but I recommend using red quinoa!)

2 tablespoons garbanzo beans or kidney beans

1 tablespoon red onion

1 ounce fresh feta cheese

2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette

  1. Combine salad ingredients in a large, flat-surfaced bowl.
  2. In a rocking motion, mince ingredients with double-bladed mincing knife until desired consistency.
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  1. November 16, 2012 1:22 pm

    This looks so yummy! I might be at the store for the next few hours buying veggies…now if only I had the knife!

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