A composed chopped salad makes a wonderful salad to introduce to young children. All ingredients are already well-chopped, the composition of the salad provides different textures, shapes and colors, and they are able to sample ingredients to find the tastes they prefer the most. The best part is you can easily include your family’s favorite ingredients. How fun is that?

A composed chopped salad makes a wonderful salad to introduce to young children. All ingredients are already well-chopped, the composition of the salad provides different textures, shapes and colors, and they are able to sample ingredients to find the tastes they prefer the most. The best part is you can easily include your family’s favorite ingredients. How fun is that?

This salad by the very nature can easily be made as a gluten-free or dairy free salad. Simply omit ingredients that may cause a food sensitivity to any guests and switch out with other ingredients as you like. Serve dressing options on the side and allow your guests to add as they wish.

Here’s how I make my Composed Chopped Salad.

Composed Chopped Salad

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Composed chopped salad makes a simple salad recipe full of ham, turkey, bacon, and eggs. This is a chopped salad recipe perfect for entertaining.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup cooked ham
  • 1 cup cooked turkey
  • 8 pieces cooked bacon
  • 2 green onions
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cheese, blue or feta

Instructions 

  • Chop all ingredients.
  • Compose ingredients beginning at one end of your platter by placing a single ingredient in a line, followed by another ingredient, repeat until salad has been composed as you wish.
  • Top with cheese in the center of the salad or provide on the side of the salad if gluten or dairy allergies are of concern.
  • Serve with dressing option on the side. Favorite dressings for our chopped salads are a simple oil and vinegar, vinaigrette, honey mustard, and ranch or blue-cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 1095mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1364IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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Robyn Stone is a cookbook author, wife, mom, and passionate home cook. Her tested and trusted recipes give readers the confidence to cook recipes the whole family will love. Robyn has been featured on Food Network, People, Southern Living, and more.

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  1. What a good cause, Robyn. My 30-year career involved working with impoverished third world squatter settlement communities that lacked the most basic of basic needs: secure land tenure, shelter, water, sanitation, economic opportunity, health care, affordable education for their children, and (need I say it) food. But food insecurity is an issue that affects people everywhere, even here in the first world, and we who are more lucky in life do need to do our part to help out. You clearly do, and I hope others join you as a result of your efforts.

  2. Robyn, oooooh I love chopped salad and the presentation here is so pretty. Reminds me of this great pizza place on Broadway in Seattle … the name slips me. That was about 5 moves ago πŸ˜‰ Sure a pleasure to be a part of this event with you.

    -Lexie

  3. this is my kind of salad. this event is my kind of meal. it has been so much fun sharing a meal with you and all these wonderful “foodies”. happy holidays!