Mix and match your favorite veggie toppings for a crispy refreshing meal. You can also interchange chic peas for grilled chicken, fish or navy beans for a nice lean protein. But no matter the foundation, the dressing really shines in this salad. The lemon, parmesan and basil are a natural match and will spark with every bite.
2Romaine heads, chopped in bite sized pieces (or greens of choice)
1large or 2 small tomatoes, chopped
2/3of a cucumber, chopped
1/2of a bell pepper, chopped
1/2of a small onion, chopped or sliced
1cupchic peas, rinsed and drained (or protein of choice)
Ground pepper,to taste
For the Dressing:
1/2cuppacked basil leaves
2Tbsppine nuts or almonds
Prepare the salad ingredients and divide evenly in 4 separate bowls for serving. To prepare the dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor and process until combined. Thin as necessary with additional water if desired. Drizzle 1-2 Tbsp over each salad and add fresh ground pepper just before serving.