My All-Time Favorite Chopped Salad You Have to Try


Let me be the first to tell you the best-kept secret to making a bomb-ass salad at home; chop everything. This is my favorite salad that I make a few times per week! Here is what you need:



  • Shredded carrots
  • Chopped sweet bell peppers
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Chopped Cherry tomatoes 
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Feta Cheese
  • Kidney beans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Slivered Almonds 
  • Crushed Croutons (My favorite ones are from Trader Joe's)
  • Avocado
  • Arugula 

One thing I have learned about salad is that lettuce has no flavor so a salad that is majority lettuce is going to require a ton of dressing in order to taste great. Since I am a fan of eating healthy food that actually tastes great, I like to use arugula because it is more flavorful than iceberg lettuce and it lasts longer in the fridge. I chop everything and have equal parts veggies, beans, seeds, etc. as I do lettuce so that every bit taste equally delicious. 

Another great tip is to season your salad. I know, that sounds exciting LOL. I like to use Italian seasoning and black pepper. Then I toss with Balsamic Vinegar and Red wine vinegar. All the flavors mix together wonderfully and after you try it, you will never want to order a restaurant salad again.