Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad

Salad fatigue (noun) | The general feeling of extreme tiredness due to overconsuming of salads. 

Are you a victim of salad fatigue? Are you or someone you know excessively tired of eating the same, boring, old salad day after day? Do you feel like dying every time you take a bite of said salad to the point where you feel like you never want to see a leafy green ever, ever again? Salad fatigue is a serious condition and is something that millions suffer from on a daily basis. 

Hungry Ali is here to help. You see, the cure to your boring salads that are causing you serious fatigue isn't another sad salad that you feel like you could weap into. It's a salad that's full of flavor, texture and, let's be honest some cheese and creamy, delicious ranch. Because cheese and ranch, in my opinion, are a salad's best friend. 

I know a salad that's practially immune to causing salad fatigue. A cross between a classic chopped salad and one of my favorite salads of all-time at our favorite Americanized Italian restaurant in my hometown, my sunflower crunch chopped salad is refreshing, creamy and, of course as the name implies, full of texture and crunch. A simple combination of crisp, chopped romaine, chopped English cucumber, crunchy sunflower seeds, loads of salty shredded mozzarella and a classic, tangy ranch create for one delicious bite that's sure to make you craving more.

It's a perfect accompaniment to any dinner or can create for a surprisingingly exciting main dish with or without the addition of protein. Whatever way you slice it, this salad is the most un-salad of all-time so, you're welcome for curing your salad fatigue. 

Sunflower Crunch Chopped Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 head of romaine, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped into 1/4 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2-4 tablespoons homemade ranch dressing
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

In a large salad bowl, layer chopped romaine, cucumber chunks, mozzarella cheese and sunflower seeds. Dress with homemade ranch and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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