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Michelle Losey's Large Family Dinner Salad

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Why I Love This Recipe

Just another one of my concoctions LOL The yogurt adds live culture you need! Use all organic if possible

Ingredients You'll Need

1 head of lettuce chopped or hand tore into large bite sized pieces
Look through produce section for other lettuces you want to add or buy a premade bag of your fav lettuce mix
A couple handfuls of baby spinach w/ stems removed
Any other salad greens you want to add
1- 2 containers sliced white mushrooms
Any other mushroom you want to add
1 red salad onion sliced thinly
1/2 -1 yellow cooking onion diced
1/2 of yellow sweet bell salad pepper diced
1/2 of orange sweet bell salad pepper diced
1/2 of green sweet bell pepper diced
5-7 Roma or other paste tomato chopped
1 or 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
1- 2 large cucumbers peeled thick sliced then cut the slices in 1/4rs
1- 2 carrots peeled and grated or sliced or however you like them
*Opt: 1/2 of small radish diced
1 Cortland or other crisp sweet tart apple peeled cored and chopped
1 crisp pear peeled cored and chopped
Sprinkle salad w/ some of each of these Raisins, dehydrated cranberries, Dehydrated sweetened dates, Dehydrated sweetened tropical mix, Dehydrated blueberries and cherries
*Opt: add a chopped prune or 2
If you can find raw hulled pumpkin seeds Sprinkle a handful of those on too
*Opt: a handfull of any nut you like
5 or more string cheese cut into bite sized chunks
1 cup Longhorn colby cheese small bite sized chunks
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
*Opt: 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
*Opt: goat cheese if you like it
About 6-8 hard boiled eggs 1/4rd
Garlic butter croutons
2 cups leftover roast beef in bite size chunks
2 boneless skinless leftover chicken breasts cut in bite sized chunks
*Opt: cut some bacon up into 2-3 inch pieces and fry them up and add (I don't usually add bacon cuz it doesn't taste right w/ this salad to me and i'm a bacon lover!)

1 tub Activia greek yogurt
Start w/ 1 Cup either French or Ranch dressing
Start w/ 1/2 cup sour cream
1 clove garlic minced finely


Mix salad all together

Mix topping ingredients together

Add topping to salad and mix well (if you need more mix equal amounts of dressing and sour cream together and pour over)

* NOTE some family members might not like some things so skip them (In my sons case it's the sour cream and dressing he don't like so I just take out a huge portion for him before adding topping and hand him italian dressing and a jar of pickled mild peppers he luv's those :) )

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