Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tasty Chopped Salad

I'm obsessed with salads. I don't think I ever thought I would say that, but pregnancy is making me wild for them. I don't think any salad can compare to the Wildfire chopped salad and Portillo's chopped salad, but I can't buy one every day, right?

It's definitely the dressing that makes the salad so good. But why don't salads taste as good when you make them at home? We tried to make our own chopped salad and I have to say that this one was pretty good!

Adapted from Frugal Homemaking

• romaine lettuce
• 3-4 chicken breasts, grilled and cut into small pieces
• 1 cup corn
• 1 green onion, chopped
• 1 tomato, chopped
• bleu cheese crumbles
• tortilla strips (see recipe below)

• 1/4 bottle French dressing
• 1 packet Zesty Italian seasoning made by Good Seasoning
• 1/8 cup sugar
• 1 t oregano
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Tortilla strips:
• flour tortillas
• olive oil
• salt
Cut tortillas into small strips. Brush lightly with oil and salt. Grill in a pan or bake in the oven until crispy.

To create the chopped salad look, we use a chopper to cut the lettuce.
Mix all the salad ingredients together.

Pour dressing over vegetables and mix well.

Top with bleu cheese crumbles and tortilla strips.


  1. first of all, i now need a chopper, and second, you are COMPLETELY right about not tasting the same at home. they just don't! this one looks divine!

  2. That looks amazing! Oh and the chopper is pretty darn nifty!

  3. That looks SOOOO delish! I am going to make it. Did you see this one on my blog? It is so yummy!!

  4. I am on a diet so any salad proposal it is more than welcomed! This one is a keeper!

  5. I love fresh salads - that looks soooo good! Bookmarking this one. :)

  6. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

  7. That really looks so yummy. I'm not much of a salad fan but chop salads have always been good! YUMM

  8. I love salads too! This one looks yummy!

  9. Your salad looks yummy. I don't know how they make the restaurant salads taste so yummy. Maybe it is the fact that there is no labor involved :) Happy weekend!

  10. Lisa! Looks really filling and healthy... not always easy with a salad!

  11. Hi! I saw this post at Fat Camp Friday and it looks delicious! I love salad, and I can't wait to try this one.

  12. If your pregnancy cravings are calling for salads then induldge, induldge and induldge some more. Whata healthy baby you will have! This looks great by the way!

  13. Yum! I'm crazy for salads too. I love the combination you came up with all those delicious ingredients and flavors. Hmmmm...I'm craving a salad now.

  14. This looks delicious!!! I'm going to have to try it. I'm featuring you on Flaunt it Friday features, stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. Thanks for linking up! :)

  15. Oh, there is nothing like a really good salad. Love this!! Indulge those pregnancy cravings!! :o)

  16. Love that salad chopper--so cool. Hope you'll share this recipe on our linky--

  17. Sounds fantastic. I am always looking for new ways with salad...going in the recipe box!

  18. I do love a good chopped salad, they are easy to eat because everything is a uniform size. Nothing worse that trying to eat a salad with huge chunks of romaine etc.
    Salads also taste better if I make them the morning or even the night before eating them (dressing excluded of course). By the time I get done making a nice salad I'm tired of it. That is why eating salad out is so fun. Sorry for the book. I have a yummy
    Asian chicken salad, it is quick to make and so yummy. Enjoy--have a great day.

  19. Oh - yumm. What temperature did you cook the tortilla strips at? I'd love to try making some.


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