Summer chopped salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette and crispy chickpea croutons

With the blistering heat of summer days, eating light becomes a necessity… and one-stop salads are the answer! Today’s chopped salad is a perfect example of the kind of meal I love to serve during the summer months – flavor-packed, refreshing and easy to digest, yet hearty enough to leave you entirely satisfied.

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Who doesn’t love Caesar salad? I haven’t met anyone yet… And it’s been a favorite of mine ever since my college days in California. Back then (do I dare mention it was in the early eighties?!), any trendy restaurant would assemble it right at your table. The waiter would arrive with his arsenal and furiously whip an egg to make the dressing. Going out for dinner and not ordering one was inconceivable!

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