A Salad with Strength

Salads are great, but often fleeting. All too often the wolf is at your door again just an hour after you enjoyed those those bright, crisp forkfuls of buttery lettuce and bracing vinaigrette. You’re hungry and yeah, it’s only 1:30 in the afternoon.

Enter the salad with staying power. Fortified with chopped bologna and ham from Sullivan Farms, crunchy aged cheddar from Milton Creamery, lettuce and cherry tomatoes from Happy Hollow and olives from the back of the fridge, this one will hold you over to dinner time.


2 big handfuls mixed lettuces, greens, arugula, etc.
Vinaigrette of your choosing (3:1 ratio of olive oil to vinegar), possibly with a little ranch mixed in
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cured meats (bologna, ham, turkey, salami, etc.), chopped or sliced
1/4 cup Flory’s Truckle aged Missouri cheddar
1/4 cup chopped olives
Salt and pepper to taste


Toss greens with vinaigrette and plate. Top with remaining ingredients and serve.

Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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