Steak Salad with White Beans and Peppers
Instead of potatoes on the side, dress up tonight’s steak by serving it with a showstopper chopped salad. Navy beans, sweet piquante peppers, and a mix of lettuce and arugula make a tasty salad that’s way more interesting and flavorful than a plain baked potato. And when you drizzle a homemade Greek yogurt-ranch dressing on top, this recipe will become your new go-to for steak night.
Greek Quinoa Chopped Salad with Lemon-Feta Dressing
The next time you’re in need of a healthy salad for lunch or dinner, go Greek! This yummy recipe has all of our favorite Mediterranean ingredients: feta cheese, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, and even crushed pita chips! Quinoa and chickpeas help make this vegetarian salad hearty and ensure each serving comes with a healthy dose of protein.
Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad with Jalapeño Dressing
This Mexican chopped salad has all of your favorite taco ingredients, plus a few tasty extras! Romaine lettuce, chicken, avocado, and grape tomatoes might be common additions to your taco bar, but this salad recipe also mixes it up with hominy and mango slices. Serve with a spicy homemade jalapeño dressing, plus queso fresco and crispy pumpkin seeds to really take this salad from delicious to out-of-this-world.
Marinated Shrimp Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
If you’ve always been a multitasker in the kitchen, this healthy chopped salad recipe is for you! To get started, toss together cooked shrimp with lemon juice, fresh dill, and oil and let marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes. While you’re waiting, you can prep the rest of the tasty ingredients that go into this salad: chopped butterhead lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, and a creamy dressing to pour on top.
Kale and Falafel Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts
Got a few leftover veggies hanging around? This recipe is a great way to use them up. Toss your spare red onion, fresh herbs, and spinach into this easy kale salad recipe for a tasty lunch or dinner. To speed this recipe along, you can use frozen falafel or, if you’re feeling ambitious, make your own!
The Anything Green Chopped Salad
Like the name suggests, you can toss anything green into this easy chopped salad recipe. We chose green beans, sugar snap peas, asparagus, cucumbers, and zucchini—practically a whole garden’s worth of fresh veggies! And if you’re willing to bend the “green” ingredient rule a bit, this salad is extra tasty when it’s topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta cheese.
French Chopped Salad
We can’t promise that making this chopped salad will turn you into a French chef, but it will bring a taste of France to your kitchen. Packed with fresh ingredients like green beans, romaine lettuce, and English cucumbers, this salad just gets better with each bite. Top it off with a French-inspired homemade vinaigrette with Champagne vinegar, honey, and fresh tarragon.
Winter Bulgur Salad with Olive Dressing
This healthy chopped salad recipe starts with bulgur and ends with homemade olive dressing and crumbles of feta cheese. In between, mix in fresh veggies like cauliflower, chicories, and chopped celery. To make this salad super enticing, layer the ingredients in a trifle bowl so you can see each veggie.
Mexican Edamame and Couscous Salad
For once, this recipe will have you excited to make salad for dinner (or lunch). This vibrant, healthy Mexican salad recipe takes only 30 minutes to make, but it’s packed with good-for-you ingredients like couscous, black beans, and tons of fresh veggies. Shake together a simple cilantro dressing to drizzle on top, and this Mexican recipe will taste even better than takeout.
Farro, Chickpeas, and Greens
This chopped salad recipe keeps it simple but is still delicious. If you don’t want to buy a ton of different veggies to throw into your salad, grab a couple of classic ones like fresh greens and grape tomatoes. Mix them with other healthy ingredients like chickpeas and farro to bulk up your salad from side dish to entrée.
Chopped Chef's Salad
You should always have a good chef’s salad recipe in your repertoire, so keep this one handy. It’s a simple salad recipe, but fresh ingredients like chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, and romaine make it a tasty treat. And thanks to chopped turkey breast and hard-cooked eggs, it has enough protein to keep you going for hours (21 grams!).
Southwest-Style Salad with Pickled Jalapeño Dressing
Taco night just might get replaced with salad night! This Southwest-style chopped salad is loaded with so many other tasty ingredients, you might lose track of the lettuce. Spicy chicken, red cabbage, avocado, corn, and grape tomatoes are just a few! And instead of croutons, keep the Southwest theme going by sprinkling your salad with broken tortilla chips.
Chopped Green Salad
You can never get enough greens! This easy chopped salad recipe is loaded with spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, green beans, and edamame. That’s a ton of veggies, but they sure are tasty, especially with a fresh herb dressing drizzled on top. You can also sneak a serving of fruit into this salad while sticking to the “green” theme by mixing in halved green grapes.
Fresh Taco Salad
Bring on the spicy! This zesty taco salad recipe has a hint of heat thanks to fresh jalapeño pepper slices sprinkled throughout. Of course, that’s not the only attraction—it also has fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado, and black beans on top of a bed of mixed salad greens. Drizzle everything with cilantro ranch dressing, then dive in fork-first.
Chopped Holiday Salad
This chopped salad recipe is certainly special enough to save for the holidays, but there’s also no reason why you can’t make it all year-round. If you’re serving it for the holidays, the ingredients—green sweet peppers and cucumbers, red radicchio and radishes, white feta cheese—make a festive, gorgeous combination combination (especially when you line them up in rows). For the best flavors, make this salad up to 24 hours in advance and let the veggies soak in the dressing in the fridge.
If you’re serving chopped salad to a crowd, make it a row salad, too! Arranging each ingredient in a line on a platter makes for a gorgeous, mouthwatering salad that everyone will be clamoring to try. For this recipe, we used iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, mushrooms, and other fresh veggies, but you can easily sub in your favorites (or whatever you find at your local farmers market).