Growing Chefs! Ontario Whole Lotta Crunch Garden Salad

Whole Lotta Crunch Garden Salad

This salad packs an amazing amount of crunch in every bite! Try it with your favourite salad dressing!
Serves 4 to 6
2 heads romaine lettuce1 cucumber2 red peppers2 cups cherry tomatoes1/4 cup sunflower seeds Salt1/4 cup Basic Vinaigrette
Knife or safe chopperCutting boardBowls of various sizesMeasuring cupsSalad spinnerTongsTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Chop the lettuce into 2 centimeter chunks, wash thoroughly and spin dry in a salad spinner.

Slice the cucumber lengthwise in half, then place the flat side down and slice in half again. Cut across the cucumber into a dice.

Cut the red peppers in half and scoop out the seeds and membrane. Cut the pepper into long strips, then cut across into a dice.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half from top to bottom.

Measure out the sunflower seeds and dressing.

Get Cooking!

Place the lettuce, cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes into a large bowl and use the tongs to toss. Season with a sprinkle of salt, and add half the dressing. Toss to coat the salad, and taste. If the salad needs more dressing, add the remaining dressing and toss again.