Chopped Salad recipe, with help from Silvermark

Chopped Salad recipe, with help from Silvermark

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herb-snipsWhen 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

Dressing

  • 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!

Salad

  • 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!

silvermark salad

-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.

8 thoughts on “Chopped Salad recipe, with help from Silvermark”

  1. I must get my hands on one of those toss and chop scissors!!! I received the herb snips last year and i just love them. In fact i just used it this morning on my little pepper plant to snip off some of the peppers its still growing even in the winter! I use them all the time. I love the small little point so you can do really small herbs really tiny without having to worry about cutting off the tips of your fingers. Plus the handle is a good size so its easy to use. I also use a lot of the silvermark knives! I have a bunch of small pairing knives which in my opinion, no kitchen should be without! and then i have a larger general kitchen knife. I do love the cool colors it comes in which makes great gifts. I know its bad luck to give knives for gifts, but i just add it as an “add on” to the real gift so the bad luck won’t apply. And EVERYONE is hooked once they use them. Awesome company with equally awesome products!

  2. Now I want to get my mitts on the toss and chop scissors so I can make that dressing and salad! YUM!!

    I received the 3-egg separator by Silvermark. In my case, I got it to test out in the nick of time. Another favorite pie to bake is my delish Lemon Meringue, which requires a boatload of egg whites! I was nervous at first; because one speck of eggyoke will litterally ruin the prospect of a lofy peaking meringue. I’ve had that happen before and it’s misery let me tell you! I think that Silvermarks workmanship is excellent. Not only did it not fail me, it worked perfectly, it was stupid easy and fast too. It’s also easy to clean- easy is a good thing! I found the perfect bowl to use along with it so it nicely fits over it. If you like to bake and need to separate eggs you will love this.

    I also received from Silvermark a wonderful large red and light beige canvas tote bag. It’s great for when I go shopping. It also has a side pocket on the front- very useful indeed!

  3. I’ve never met a Silvermark product I didn’t like! I’m a proud owner of Toss & Chops and they get used on a weekly basis. And the little pairing knives that they donated to us for the Raffle for the Rescues event? They are fabulous! We ended up giving a few to people who helped us get ready for the event and everyone had the exact same reaction “oh my god, I LOVE that knife!” They cut like crazy, come with a sheath to keep them sharp as they’re banging around in your drawer and are brightly colored so they make a pretty kitchen accessory. We heart Silvermark!!

    And, how good does that salad look? I am so craving veggies and healthy food after all the Christmas gluttony…
    .-= stef´s last blog ..Deserving Thyme Mega Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion =-.

  4. Silvermark is so amazing, I got the Toss and Chop scissors from my Mom, for Christmas and am addicted to chopped salad. I have to try that recipe!! sounds delicious! I made a salad last night with these. They are so user friendly, and cut up my Romaine into perfect bite size pieces. Love these!!

    I agree with Stef about the knives too. I was a lucky Raffle For the Rescue knife receiver and let me tell you it is my go to knife for chopping. I’ve never tried another knife that chops tomatoes so smoothly. The sheath is a knife saver too :)
    Silvermark is so heartable!

  5. More gushing over Silvermark here! I love, love, love my bright orange knife – it quickly and perfectly slices all of my veggies – I swear it saves me time over my old, not so sharp knives! Plus, I love the bright color, protective sheath and that you can throw them in the dishwasher without worry.

    I can’t believe I still am lusting for the Toss & Chop – I have been coveting one since Stef got hers. I need to remedy that fast if I’m going to follow my New Years resolution to eat better. Chopped salads for dinner every night sound good, no?
    .-= Tyna Werner´s last blog ..we really heart this – the funniest posts of ‘09 =-.

  6. This salad was so easy to make and was such a yummy dinner. The toss and chops just make it that much faster! Gotta love throwing the ingredients in the bowl and chopping away. There are some fabulous recipes on their site. I’m a huge fan of Silvermark and have put their knife set next on my wish list. 5 stars from me for these wonderful products!

  7. I hadn’t been part of the apparent Silvermark revolution. In fact I had never heard of them when I found a small orange paring knife with a sheath in my goody bag. I thought it was cute, but didn’t think it would be very useful. In fact, the citrus color and the plastic sheath made me think at first glance that it was all plastic. I tossed it in my drawer, pulling it out much later to slice up some lemon wheels. Wow.
    First of all, the blade, though orange like the rest of the knife, is not plastic; it is stainless steel. Sharp stainless steel. Very sharp. I know why the sheath comes standard: I cut my finger on first use. With lemons. Ouch. Don’t underestimate the cheery cuteness of the color and design ’cause these are serious kitchen tools.
    I’d really like to buy that Toss n Chop. I buy pre-chopped lettuce (and often times pre-chopped veggies, too) because I always cook from scratch and need to save time somewhere. These look like an efficient way to chop my salads AND save money by purchasing the whole food.

  8. I still need to get my grubby mitts on the Toss and Chop. Like Sherrishera, I’m sure I’m wasting money on already chopped salads and veggies. The Toss and Chop is such a genius idea b/c how easy is it to just use a pair of scissors to cut up your salad, etc? Those herb shears sound fantastic. I know I always butcher my fresh herbs when I use my standard kitchen scissors. I have a lime green knife from Silvermark that has officially replaced every other knife in my kitchen. That thing never gets dull and is the only knife I own that can thinly cut bread without crushing it. Like you can seriously cut bread paper-thin with that thing…

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