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Chopped Thai Salad - My Most Favorite Salad of All

Salads are something that I really like to eat... when someone else makes them.

When I am whipping up a salad at home to have with dinner or lunch, it is often a pitiful example of a salad, a mere suggestion of what a salad should be really. It is sometimes made of some mixed greens or romaine, with some tomatoes and if I'm feeling feisty, a few sliced cucumbers or bell pepper. But if I'm being honest, it is usually just mixed greens, no toppings.

I know, they should take my nutritionist card away.

This is all with the exception of a few salads that are more involved that I absolutely LOVE. I usually make these salads on a Sunday or Monday and eat them throughout the week at lunch when I am working.

When I get hungry, things can get ugly. And what I mean by ugly is that I get pretty cranky and difficult to be around. Never does my sweet husband look more panicked or scared then when I innocently utter the words "I'm hungry." For example if we are in the car, his posture immediately changes, he sits up straighter, leans forward and grips the steering wheel tighter and asks… "is this like we need to pull over now hungry?"

So the other night when we were doing some post Christmas returns/exchanges that took far far too long, I knew that I was going to need to whip up something quick for dinner for the fam. I remembered seeing a recipe for a black bean soup on my fellow dietitian-friend MaryRoss's blog that looked simple and good so I went for it. Now as it turns out, this soup wasn't just simple to put together and good, it was quick and really delicious, the whole family loved it! My Father In-Law, a soup connoisseur of sorts, had some of the leftover soup and has already put in a request for a second batch.