spiced up chopped salad

We tend to think of salads as healthy bland, tasteless side dishes. Hey! Who said salads have to be boring? This far-from-boring salad & vinaigrette recipe deliver an explosion of flavors. Oh, you’ll still get your fiber, nutrients and vitamins. Only they will be delivered with a spicy KAPOW!

Give it a try & let us know your thoughts.

    Chopped Salad Ingredients

    • Spinach
    • Iceberg lettuce
    • Cabbage
    • Shredded carrots
    • Cucumbers cut into rounds then the rounds cut in half
    • Radishes cut into rounds
    • Yellow onion cut into about 1/4 inch squares
    • Jalapeno cut into rounds.

    Mustard Jalapeno Vinaigrette

    • 2 cups olive oil
    • 2 1/2 cups white vinegar
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of yellow mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Approx 4 table spoons of minced garlic
    • 2 table spoons garlic powder
    • 2 table spoons dried dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • One jalapeno finely minced

    Chop equal amounts of spinach, iceberg, and cabbage into small pieces. Mix with other salad ingredients.


    For vinaigrette, whisk ingredients together in a bowl. Tip: Flavors blend better when they’ve sat in refrigerator 24-48 hours. 

    Recipe created by Diabetic amateur chef, James Tipton 

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