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Best Chopped Salad

This is the best chopped salad recipe you'll find. It makes a large batch to enjoy for lunch throughout the week or serve at your next gathering.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

CHOPPED SALAD

  • 12 cups assorted salad greens (spring mix, romaine and/or iceberg), rinsed and broken or chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped Candied Pecans
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 8 oz cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles

RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

MAKE THE SALAD

  • In a large bowl, combine the greens, pecans, cherries, tomatoes, avocados, red onion and feta cheese. Toss to combine.

MAKE THE DRESSING

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the raspberry jam, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate both bowls until ready to serve.

ASSEMBLE THE SALAD

  • Just before serving, pour the dressing into the salad bowl and toss until coated. Serve immediately!

Notes

  • This salad makes a very large batch, so it is a great option for medium to large gatherings. You may want to cut ingredient amounts in half for a smaller family meal or for a few days’ worth of lunches.
  • If you plan to enjoy the salad over the course of a few days, keep the dressing and salad in separate bowls in the fridge and add as needed, just before serving/gobbling.
  • You might be tempted to skip out on the Candied Pecans, but don’t! Please! They are super easy to make and they transform this salad into something something magical.
  • Replace the dried cherries with dried cranberries, if you’d like! I’ve used both and both are great.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 953IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
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