Apple Blue Cheese Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad

This Chopped Salad Recipe is simple, easy to make, and is a great pairing for your main dish!  This reminds me of the chopped salad from the Outback Steak House

Simple Salads are the best! This Chopped Salad Recipe is different than my usual posts, where no measurements are included.  Depending on how many servings you are making and what your tastes are, you can adapt it as necessary. 

Apple Blue Cheese Chopped Salad

This Chopped Salad Recipe is simple, easy to make, and is a great pairing for your main dish!  

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Salad
Keyword Chopped Salad Recipe, Salad, Simple Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Salad Base: *

  • Iceberg lettuce chopped
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil (good quality)
  • Salt
  • Course ground black pepper

Toppings: **

  • Apples chopped
  • Blue cheese crumbled
  • Hazelnuts chopped
  • Green onions / Scallions chopped
  • Parsley (fresh) chopped

Instructions

  1. Start by putting the lettuce in a mixing bowl.

  2. Then add the lemon juice and olive oil.

  3. Then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Toss until well combined.

  5. Portion the salad into side salad bowls or on the plate along with your main dish.

  6. Sprinkle toppings onto each portion of the plated salad base.

Chopped Salad Recipe Notes:

Salad Base Notes: *

For the greens – I used iceberg.  This Chopped Salad Recipe can be varied with any type of lettuce or leafy green, such as spinach, kale, baby kale, arugula, romaine, etc.     

For the salt, I usually use either Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.

For 2 servings, I used:

  • 1 small / medium head of iceberg chopped
  • Juice of half of the lemon
  • ½ T of olive oil

Notes for Toppings: **

Make sure to use high quality blue cheese. I used Crater Lake Blue by the Rogue Creamery. It’s so creamy and delicious!

Notes for Instructions: ***

The lemon juice and olive oil should together lightly dress the greens.  If you end up putting in too much, then you can add more greens to the bowl to balance it out.  If it is not dressed enough, then add a little more as you prefer.

When adding toppings, include the toppings on the individual servings rather than tossing together within the bowl.  This will allow you to properly portion over each serving.

Pairings:

Simple salads pair nicely with any main dish.

I paired this salad with steaks.

We are focused on doing low carb / keto meals lately to lose pounds gained during Covid times and working from home.  When doing low carb / keto meals, including a simple salad to accompany your main dish is key. 

Food Prep:

This comes together easily and quickly and can be done right before your meal.  I usually prepare the salad while the main dish is cooking.

Other Recipes:

Here are some other of my salad recipes that you can check out: Strawberry Spring Mix Salad, Irish Salad, Simple Arugula Salad, Korean Simple Salad, Green Bean Salad with Manchego Cheese and Truffle Honey White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Green Beans and Burrata SaladSalad with Carrot Orange Ginger Miso Dressing, Arugula Salad with Lime Tahini Ginger Dressing, and Blueberry Arugula Salad with Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette.

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Lurvz Kitchen Utensils:

The Lurvz Silicone Kitchen Utensil set has several tools that are great for serving and mixing salads!  The color is beautiful as well.

Visit their website or Amazon to get your own.

Apple Blue Cheese Chopped Salad Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie
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