Chopped salad recipes | BBC Good Food

A chopped salad is very versatile, and a great way to use up whatever you have in the fridge – drizzle over a dressing of your choice or add a cooked protein.

Below, we’ve listed our favourite chopped salad recipes. Experiment to discover your favourite combination – try adding toasted nuts and seeds, leftover roast chicken, crumbled feta or fried halloumi, cooked grains or lentils and different dressings.

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Crunchy chopped salad

For a fresh, crunchy chopped salad, combine shredded lettuce, cress, tomatoes, cucumber and pumpkin seeds with a Dijon mustard & honey dressing. This is great alongside barbecued chicken or lamb, or topped with crumbled feta.

Crunchy chopped salad with tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce

Chicken & freekeh chopped salad with salsa verde

For a wholesome way to use up leftover roast chicken, throw together this wholesome salad. It’s packed with crunchy veg, fresh herbs, avocado, chilli and freekeh – a nutty grain.

Chicken and freekeh chopped salad with salsa verde

Chopped green salad with herby chilli dressing

This crisp side dish makes a great addition to any buffet, with avocados, cucumber, green peppers and a zingy dressing. For a more substantial salad, you could add cooked chicken or halloumi.

Chopped green salad with herby chilli dressing on a white serving plate

Easy chopped salad

Eat the rainbow with this colourful mix of cucumber, beetroot, radish, carrot, sweetcorn, avocado and onion. Not only is this salad packed with nutrients, it also looks great on a buffet table.

Easy chopped salad with beetroot

Chopped tarragon, bacon & chicken salad

Chicken and bacon are a match made in heaven. Here, they combine to make a low-calorie green salad with peas, celery and avocado, herbs and a zingy mustard dressing.

Chopped tarragon, bacon and chicken salad with fresh peas

Chopped allotment salad

Take the edible flowers from your allotment or garden, and mix them into a chopped green salad. The results will look and taste lovely – great for a picnic or as part of a lunch spread.

Chopped allotment salad in three bowls

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