Chopped Salad

Salads don’t have to be boring!  This Chopped Salad can completely change your mind about salads.

Goodbye to no color.

Move over boring lettuce.

So long unhealthy toppings.

This Chopped Salad is the new beginning of delicious, nutrient-dense, and filling salads that will have you thinking twice about ever having a boring salad again.

It’s packed with nutrients, protein, and good fats to keep you going for the whole day.

Best Way to Store Salad

This Chopped Salad can be prepped completely ahead of time and stored in the fridge.

BUT…storing your salad can be tricky, and I’ve found the absolute best way that helps keep it fresh for longer and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Top your salad with a few, dry paper towels.

Yup, that’s it.

Salads age very quickly, as you know, but keeping the moisture away will help keep your salad dry and fresh for longer.

Don’t place a cover over the paper towels either.  That will seal in the moisture and the paper towel won’t remain dry.

Chopped Salad


  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 zucchini squash
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 4 dried figs
  • 2 avocado
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 2 slices cooked, sugar-free bacon
  • 1/2 cup nuts/seeds/trail mix
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lemon/limes


  1. Chop the lettuce, vegetables, figs, avocado, eggs, and bacon to desired size and combine in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the nuts/seeds/trail mix over the top.
  3. Serve and top with olive oil and fresh lemon or lime juice.
  4. Note: Save the remainder without dressing in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Optional Meal Prep

You can prepare this Chopped Salad completely ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.  Simply top with a few, dry paper towels.  (See above).

Serve with:

Still don’t like a salad as your main meal?

Serve it up with this amazing Smothered Steak and use the gravy as the dressing to the salad.

You’ll LOVE it!

Smothered Steak

Best Salad Topping

What mouthwatering ingredients do you add to your salads?

Add your ‘can’t-live-without’ ingredient in the comments below.

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