|Chopped Salad like this is one of my favorite summer lunches.|
(This recipe was revisited and updated with photos June 2011.) When it's summer, chopped salad like this is one of my favorite things to have for lunch. What makes chopped salad so appealing in my mind is the crunch factor, often achieved by using less lettuce and proportionally more other ingredients than most salads. This salad has romaine, arugula, radishes, celery, carrots, and sometimes cucumbers, but it's the savory combination of radishes, arugula, and Gorgonzola cheese that make it a wow for me. If you don't like all those flavors, use the ones you like and it will still be a nice crunchy salad.