Composed Chopped Salad

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.

Yield: 4

Composed Chopped Salad

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Composed chopped salad makes a simple salad recipe full of ham, turkey, bacon, and eggs. This is a chopped salad recipe perfect for entertaining.
Did you make this recipe?

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

Directions

  1. Chop all ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

37 comments on “Composed Chopped Salad”

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  2. Great idea to present salad in a fun way- w/ the hope that kids will be more interested in eating it. I’ll try this!

  3. What a beautiful salad, Robyn. I completely agree that this is probably a much better way to introduce salad to kids. Great photos too.

  4. Such a beautiful presentation!!! Great job and recipe!

  5. chopped salads like this one are great even for adults!! reminds me of a Cobb Salad which was one of my dad’s favorites!

  6. This looks so great, my kind of salad!! Your pictures are beautiful!! 🙂

  7. Easy peasy. That’s what I like about this salad! And it lends itself to so many variations. Thanks for sharing it. I’m delighted to be a part of this event – such a worthwhile cause.

  8. That is so beautiful! I am so excited that you are part of our online holiday progressive party for Share our Strength! xoxo

  9. My family loves meals like this – and I love the prep and presentation. Beautiful!

  10. Gorgeous salad! I love that there are so many ingredients!

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  14. Yum! The salad looks delish Robyn! I bet my hubby and middle son would love it!
    ~Liz

  15. Just gorgeous Robyn! I’m so happy to be participating in this wonderful event with you!

  16. 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.

  17. 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 😉 Sure a pleasure to be a part of this event with you.

    -Lexie

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  19. Oh how I love a good chopped salad. This looks tasty, Robyn!

  20. Beautiful plating and pics! Chopped salad is one of favs!

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  28. 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!

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  33. Beautiful salad, I love chopped salads! This one looks so pretty!

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