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When we heart this sent me the Herb Snips from Silvermark, I was more than overjoyed. As a proud owner of their Toss & Chop Salad Scissors, I knew these would be the perfect addition to my kitchen. Luckily for me, they also included their chopped salad recipe book. With my well-tested Toss & Chops and my new Herb Snips in hand, I set out to make one of their recipes from their cookbook (which can be also found on their website). I chose the Chicken, Bacon and Blue Cheese chopped salad with Balsamic Scallion Vinaigrette. Mmm! This salad is super easy to make and so tasty.
photos: Tiffany Hicks
- 1/4 Balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried onions or onion powder
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1 scallion stalk (white part only) thinly sliced
- Fresh Ground Pepper (to taste)
For the dressing, place all the ingredients together in a dressing jar and shake well. The dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Look how perfect the Herb Snips are for cutting the scallions!
- 1/4 red onion
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, separated, washed and dried (I substituted romaine lettuce)
- 1 skinless boneless split chicken breast, fully cooked, cooled, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1/4 lb. (4 oz.) crumbled blue cheese
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 4 slices crispy bacon
- 1 tomato, seeded (I used grape tomatoes)
- I added avocado and Greek olives as well – feel free to customize at will!
-Place the onion in a large bowl and Toss & Chop; Chop into small pieces.
-Add the lettuce and Toss & Chop until roughly chopped and reduced in size by approximately one third.
-Add in the sliced chicken breast, eggs and bacon and Toss & Chop until the ingredients are finely chopped.
-Then, add the blue cheese and approximately half of the dressing and mix until well coated. Serve the remaining dressing on the table.
-In a separate bowl, chop the tomato into small pieces and sprinkle on top as garnish (I left my grape tomatoes whole.) Serve immediately.
I must say, this was one delicious salad! Who else has made some great recipes with the help of Silvermark?
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Tiiffany is a wife, mother of two and photographer. Check out her Austin based, gorgeous family photography at tiffanyhicks.com.