Salad can be many things. At its most basic it’s a wedge of iceberg draped with blue cheese or a tangle of greens, lightly dressed with vinegar and oil on the side of a plate. On the other hand, a well crafted, correctly balanced melange of fresh ingredients, properly dressed is a demonstration of art and love. For some reason, a chopped salad has been deemed a Southern thing by lots of folks. Perhaps it is because a chopped salad displays a cook’s way with a knife and a flair for thoughtful abundance and hospitality. It’s something you serve to company or at a luncheon–perhaps to honor your mother this coming weekend.
This morning, Drew Robinson, Executive Chef of Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q showed Fox 6’s Good Morning Alabama viewers how to put together the popular chopped salad that is available at every Jim ‘n Nick’s restaurant. The salad is a composition of grilled corn and red onions (a technique that brings out the natural sweetness in these ingredients) tossed together with cucumbers, tomatoes, crispy lettuce, bacon sharp cheddar cheese, toasted pecans, homemade croutons and topped with smoked chicken. It’s the perfect main dish salad and a lovely, creative way to make a great meal out of healthy vegetables and chicken when the weather starts to warm up.
Check out Drew’s video clip from this morning’s broadcast here to learn how to make this salad yourself
or stop in a Jim ‘n Nick’s location and let us do the work for you!
Happy Mother’s Day.