March 5

Italian Chopped Salad

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Italian Chopped Salad


This medley of Italian flavors brings fresh ingredients together to create a healthy and delicious salad. It’s got a lot of chopping (duh) and is fun to make with kids!


  • 2-3 Romain lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ red cabbage, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 4 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly shaved with a peeler
  • 1/3 cup Extra-Virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt & black pepper

In a small bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, 2 Tbs water, Oregano, garlic, 2 tsp salt, and lemon juice. Whisk the ingredients together until they come together.
In a large bowl add the romaine lettuce, cabbage, onion, tomatoes, and cucumber. Pour dressing over salad and toss using tongs to evenly coat the salad with the dressing.
Using the vegetable peeler to shave fresh parmesan cheese over top as a garnish and serve.

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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