Lunchbox Super Salad

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4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1 ½ cups chopped tomato

1 cup whole wheat or multi-grain rotini pasta, cooked and drained

¾ cup Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese cubes

1 cup chopped cucumber – skins on

1 cup ham cubes (or turkey, or chicken, or a mix...)

½ cup crumbled bacon

¼ cup Italian dressing


Put all of the ingredients in a very large bowl.


Drizzle with dressing


Toss and serve


Makes 4 – 2 cup servings


My daughter doesn't eat salad dressing. She loves this without dressing – which makes it a great lunch.

You could make 4 lunches here. Just keep the dressing on the side so the salad doesn't get soggy.


This salad is so hearty, it could be a main course too.