I posted a salad on my favorites post on Friday and it was the inspiration for this salad. The original recipe can be found here, but as with everything I do I modified it a lot. I don’t really like avocado that much and I wasn’t in the mood for poaching or making a hard boiled egg. Since I changed that I wanted to do a Honey Mustard dressing in place of the Chili lime dressing so this salad came together.
I tend to go hard core with feta cheese so the Mozzarella was a really nice change for me and I really liked it. I ended up going back for seconds because Chorizo, duh! It makes my Portuguese side happy! This can easily be doubled or tripled based on the number of people you are serving. I had leftovers.
Ingredients: Head of Romaine lettuce ~ 1/2 package Chorizo, sliced on an angle ~ 2-3 Roma Tomatoes, sliced ~ 1 TBSP Olive Oil ~ 1-2 ounces Fresh Mozzarella ~ 1/2 Cucumber ~ OPTIONAL: Texas Toast or Ciabata bread
Salad Dressing: 1/2 cup Greek Dressing ~ 1/4 cup Honey ~ 2 TBSP Honey Dijon Mustard ~ pinch of pepper
Place the olive oil in a saute pan and place tomatoes in, cooking approximately 2-4 minutes per side or until browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Add the Chorizo to the pan and cook until brown.
Chop up the top of the head (or is it called stalk?) of the romaine and add to your serving bowl. Place the crisper bottom portion of the lettuce on top. Toss in the tomato, sliced cucumber, and Chorizo. Using your hands rip and tear the mozzarella tossing on top. No need to be dainty here.
Optional: Place some Texas toast, or Sourdough bread under the broiler for 1-2 minutes per side or until lightly golden. Keep an eye on it you don’t want it to burn. Cut into slices. You can even butter and add some garlic salt if you like.
my my my does this look tasty! and i’m not a salad kinda girl!
Oh my. I live on salads but this was by far one of my favorites.
That salad alone is yummy – but then you added that honey mustard dressing and I’m so excited to try it!!
Hope you like it. I love making my own dressings since you know what is in it. It will keep for up to a week too.
Linda sheridan says
Looks and sounds great. I am all for some nice
Sourdough bread to go with that.
Thanks for posting.
Love, SMD’s momma
Sourdough has to be one of my favorite breads. Have a great day!
No avocado? And I thought we were friends!! Oh well, more for me.
Haha!! Yes, more for you. I don’t mind it but it is slightly fatter than I would like and too mushy.
This looks so so good! I love chorizo! But I have never made my own honey mustard dressing (I make my own ranch, avocado lime, and marinades though), I need to try this dressing!
Chorizo is so good, I could eat it everyday. Hope you try it, it is really easy and much lighter than bottled dressing.
yum! honey mustard is my fave 🙂 i love a good salad, what a good idea to add Chorizo!
Honey Mustard is my favorite, with Thousand Island coming a close second. It is usually too fattening in bottles though so homemade is the way to go. Really there isn’t much that I wouldn’t add Chorizo too. 😉
Fresh mozzarella is SO good! I love that you made your own honey mustard dressing too!
I was really shocked because I never add it to salad but it was really good. Homemade dressing is the way to go!!
Kateri Von Steal says
Fancy Salads do that to me! 😉
Haha! Thank you. I really could live off salad.
mmmm chorizo…my grandma use to make this for us all the time! This salad looks amazing, I think I have to make this for dinner this week!
I love the spice of the Chorizo. You’ll have to tell me how you like it.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
Seconds for sure. It looks delicious.
Thank you. I have some more last night. Hehehe
Looks so good! I’ve never cooked with chorizo but looks really tasty and the honey mustard dressing sounds good.
It is so good, it is like a slightly spicy sausage.
You got me at homemade honey mustard! I’ve been LOVING the stuff lately 🙂
It is so good. I used to love it with chicken nuggets but with salad is really good too. 😉
wow! this looks so different and good! i want to try!
I love making different ingredients work together. It was a salad I know I will be having again and again. Let me know if you try it.
Pinning! This salad looks amazing! One of my favorites things about having salads at home is making my own dressings. On a side note, My sister makes homemade spicy mustard that is out of this world and this post reminded me that I need to harass her for some!
Thank you. The dressing is the best part and if you can save some calories making it yourself then that is a total win! Um you need to get that recipe and share it!!
Sarita @ it's a girl's world says
Stopping by from the link up. I love a good put together salad with creative ingredients— this sounds so amazing.
Thank you! I love throwing together the most random ingredients into a salad. Hope you give it a try.
GIVE ME ALL THE FRESH MOZZARELLA!!!!!!
I don’t normally think to use mozzarella but I was so glad I did.
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
LOVE honey mustard, this looks amazing!
It is one of my favorites and with Greek Yogurt it is a little healthier.
Pinning!!!! Looks so yummy!
Thank you. I was addicted. I mean Chorizo makes any dish better! 😉
Yum! Can’t wait to try this, that dressing would go with so much!
It really does. Hope you try it.
I love anything with chorizo so SOLD! And homemade honey mustard? Yes please! Definitely pinning this to try out for lunches next week!
I am with you on Chorizo making everything better! Hope you like it, you’ll have to let me know when you make it!
I’ve never added Greek Dressing to my homemade honey mustard. I’ll have to try that next time!
Yes, greek yogurt is a great way to save calories in place of mayo. It gets the creaminess you want without the calories.
I seriously need some chorizo in my fridge now! Yummmy!!!
You do!! It is so good.