8 Classic Chopped Salads to Try in 2021

Chopped salad recipes are a great addition to any meal- not only are they easy to make but every forkful is loaded with flavor and much-needed nutrients. 

Chopped salads take less time to prepare when you use the right chopping bowl and mezzaluna. If you’re looking for easy yet flavorful chopped salads you can make this 2021, these classic recipes can satisfy your cravings any day of the year!

Black Quinoa Chopped Salad

A refreshing salad that supports clean eating, this black quinoa salad is a satisfying dish to fuel you up for the rest of your day. The nutty taste of quinoa combined with the different flavors and textures of chopped apples, bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, almonds, basil, and mint yield a fabulously fresh meal. In a large wooden bowl, toss with garlic, lemon juice, yogurt, agave nectar, and salt for a healthy full meal or a satisfying side dish.

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

Fresh, filling, and nutritious- it’s everything you’d want from a salad. Perfect as a hearty lunch or healthy dinner, this chopped salad is full of simple ingredients you can easily combine for a crowd-pleasing meal. We recommend using a wooden chopping bowl paired with a mezzaluna chopper to quickly cut up the fresh greens, toasted pecans, red onions, and chicken breasts. Add in chunks of blue cheese and toss it all together with a Dijon vinaigrette.

Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad

Loaded with protein, this chopped salad beautifully comes together when combining fresh ingredients like soft chickpeas, cooked chicken, grape tomatoes, crunchy romaine, sweet corn, creamy avocado chunks, diced peppers, crumbled goat cheese, chopped cilantro, and the dressing of your choice!. The perfect healthy lunch that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes, plus you can serve it with corn tortilla strips for the ultimate comfort food. 

Herb and Chickpea Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese

A light, easy meal that’s great for potluck dinners and summer cookouts, this appetizing salad lets you use up all the fresh herbs you have in your kitchen. Thyme, parsley, basil- dice them up in a large chopping bowl so they can create a pungent base that pairs well with the spicy chipotle vinaigrette. Add chopped butter lettuce, red peppers, peaches, blackberries, grilled corn, cooked chickpeas, and tomatoes. Top with pecans, walnuts, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds for that delicious crunch.

Mexican Edamame and Couscous Salad

Crunchy and colorful, this Mexican salad recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make but is packed with nutritious ingredients, from black beans and couscous to a variety of fresh veggies- it’s basically a vegetarian taco salad. Drizzle with a slightly spicy cilantro dressing and serve in a cherry or maple wooden bowl to bring out the salad’s vibrant colors.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Better than takeout, this Mediterranean take on chopped salads is the perfect healthy treat to feed a big crowd. Not only is it huge in flavor, but it’s also packed with nutrients from tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and olives. Use a large chopping bowl to finely chop romaine lettuce or other mixed greens. Toss in the chickpeas, red onions, and feta, and don’t forget the chicken, salmon, or shrimp for added protein. Drizzle with oil-free dressing with vegetable broth and lemon juice as its main base- it still comes out as a flavorful, hearty dish!

Super Italian Chopped Salad

Bulk up your salads with this Italian version that slices and dices antipasto ingredients to create the ultimate chopped salad. In a wooden bowl, cut up artichoke hearts, green peppers, tomatoes, ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, and green onions. Add in your chickpeas and sliced ripe olives, toss with olive oil and vinegar, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. It’s one loaded chopped salad that lets you indulge in Italian festivities!

Chopped Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Lemon

If you need an easy salad for a light lunch or a refreshing side dish, it doesn’t get simpler than this cucumber and tomato salad. Chop up fresh cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, and shallots, then marinate them in vinegar and lemon zest to achieve that tangy citrus flavor. Toss with a simple vinaigrette and let stand for a few hours before serving. Finish it off by topping with parsley or basil- we recommend a black walnut wooden bowl to bring the bright colors to light.


Craving for more chopped up greens and delightful dressings? Here's Our Favorite Chopped Salad Recipes for 2021!