Dinner Salads for Two

Supper "Dolled Up" Salads. 
We do like super "Dolled Up" dinner salads and this week I find I have lots and lots of goodies to inspire me.  That plus no cooking!  I do have to be a bit careful as Brian is restricted to 1 cup of raw leafy greens at a sitting so that means more room for other vegetables to make things interesting.

Ingredients for tonight's Dinner Salads:   (For each salad.)

1 C. washed and chopped lettuce
1 C. peeled and shredded carrots
1 stalk celery sliced
2 radishes sliced
6 cold blanched fresh or 1/4 C. drained canned green beans 1" dice
5 stalks blanched cold fresh asparagus cut into 1" pieces
1 washed and diced tomato
1/2 cold cooked chicken breast sliced
4-5 ounces thinly sliced ham
1 sliced hard cooked egg
2-3 ounces shredded or crumbled cheese of your liking
2 T. salted and toasted sunflower seeds
Salad dressing of your liking

These are all just things I had in the refrigerator.  Some from a veggie tray, some left from a meal earlier in the week, and some things just on hand.  To assemble choose an over sized bowl.  Start with the lettuce and just layer across the bottom o the bowl for the base.  Then mound the remaining vegetables around the bowl.  Make an attractive mound of the two meats and egg.  Sprinkle with cheese and sunflower seeds.  These then can be sealed with plastic wrap and stashed in the refrigerator until serving time.

Brian's salad ready for dressing.
My husband is a big ranch dressing guy and also prefers shredded cheddar so I pretty much keep fresh ranch dressing mixed up all of the time for him.

Maytag Blue Cheese, one of life's little luxuries.
I like to have French and Blue Cheese mixed together on my salad so we are all set for supper tonight!  Yield s many salads as you choose to serve up!

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