When Lunch For One Is In Order, This Is What You Want

salad
Sometimes lunch is just lunch.
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It’s less about the tiny bowls, and the tenderly placed napkin, and the step-by-step chopping of each and every vegetable.
Sometimes it’s just lunch, and I think that’s a relief for many of us.
This salad is an extra chopped rendition of most things currently in my refrigerator: romaine and spinach, snap peas and celery, lovely ripe strawberries, bacon left over from the Waffle BLTs, toasted pecans, and goat cheese crumbles.
Spinach and Strawberry Chopped Salad
makes 1 serving
Ingredients:
(Let’s measure this recipe in handfuls because no self-respecting salad was ever measured with actual measuring cups.)
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1 large handful well-chopped romaine lettuce
1 large handful well-chopped spinach leaves
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
about 8 snap peas, chopped
about 6 strawberries, finely diced
1 to 2 slices of bacon, finely chopped
1 small handful toasted pecans, chopped
1 small handful goat cheese crumbles
half a lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper
Instructions:
Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a medium bowl. Top with lemon juice, a good sprinkling of olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

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