Chopped Salad Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks Updated

An easy chopped salad recipe with Greek influences. We're certain this will become a family favorite!

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Have you ever had one of “those” mornings? You know the type I am talking about, right? The day starts where one of your kids misses the school bus and you can’t find your car keys. After finally getting them to school you stop to get a well- deserved cup of coffee and you lock your keys in the car.

Everyone has had one of those mornings. I’ve had more than I care to remember. So I pick myself up and head straight to the gym to work my frustrations out. Then I come home and make myself a chopped salad.

There are certain days where I love to chop. This morning was one of them. Somehow chopping vegetables eases any tension I have. When I am rewarded with a bright colorful Greek chopped salad, I forget about the bad morning I had. It's especially satisfying when you have a super sharp knife. Talk about chopping the stress away!

I always seem to have the ingredients for this salad in my refrigerator so it goes on my lunch menu often. You can use any type of cooked chicken. Grilled, poached, rotisserie or this roasted chicken recipe all work well. On Sunday nights, I often poach a few chicken breasts in broth and keep them for a quick lunch or dinner. They are great in sandwiches, wraps or this salad.

Chopped Salad Picture

I love salads that only require a fork and this is one of them. There are times when I have ordered a salad in a restaurant and the big pieces of food need to be cut up. The minute you start cutting, the salad goes flying off the plate and some ends up in your lap. A chopped salad avoids all that and most of the salads I make at home are chopped.

I toss all the ingredients together with the dressing except the lettuce and olives. The mixed ingredients are served on a bed of lettuce to keep the lettuce from getting soggy. I add the olives last for all the olive haters I know. I am not sure what there is not to love about olives, but I do know not everyone likes them. I'm fine with it though, because it means there are more for my salad!

This would be great served with French bread on the side. You can use a piece to soak up the delicious dressing. Put Greek Chopped Salad on your menu this week!

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Chopped Salad Recipe

  2 Servings

Ingredients

For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the Salad:
  • 1 1/2 cups Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup Red Pepper, or yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1 cup Garbanzo Beans
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and cut in half

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together, oil, lemon juice, honey, oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers, chicken, feta and garbanzo beans.
  3. Pour the dressing over the mixture and mix well.
  4. Divide the lettuce in half and place on 2 plates. Top with the chicken and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with olives.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 2 large salads or 4 side salads
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 407
Calories 807

% Daily Value*
78%
Total Fat 51g
50%
  Saturated Fat 10g
46%
Sodium 1115mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 60g
14%
  Dietary Fiber 11g
  Sugars 30g
92%
Protein 46g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.