Photo Credit: Honey and Brie
It's no mystery why chopped salads are a huge trend lately: Slicing and dicing up all the salad ingredients makes for forkfuls that are easier to eat than those unwieldy pieces of lettuce you normally get. Plus, a chopped salad creates nicely balanced flavors in every bite -- and a perfect showcase for a fantastic dressing. These five autumn-inspired salads are just the thing for this time of year, or any season.
Iowa Girl EatsWhy hello there, beautiful. This gloriously colorful thing is filled with chopped pears, apples, bacon, cranberries and feta, and cries out to be eaten ASAP.
Get the recipe: Autumn Salad
Italian Chopped Salad
Honey and Brie
The key to this masterpiece is julienned salami and a killer vinaigrette made with parmesan, basil and whole-grain mustard. There’s juicy chopped chicken in here too—a perfect use for that rotisserie bird you picked up on the way home.
Get the recipe: Italian Chopped Salad
Chopped Caesar Salad with Crispy Capers and Giant Crouton
Pinch and Swirl
Update the classic Caesar -- traditionally made with whole, unchopped romaine leaves-- into a salad that’s infinitely easier to eat. Oven-crisped capers and a gloriously large crouton add an unexpected, ingenious little twist.
Get the recipe: Chopped Caesar Salad with Crispy Capers and Giant Crouton
Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
The Roasted Root
This vibrant chopped salad is a little bit spicy, and creamy, and sweet… and can we talk about that avocado dressing? Because yeah, that is definitely happening for dinner. And lunch. And maybe even breakfast.
Get the recipe: Curry Shrimp Chopped Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Chopped Salmon Arugula Walnut Salad with Honey Wasabi Vinaigrette
Jeanette's Healthy Living
This chopped salad stars fresh salmon, and takes on an Asian twist with marinated teriyaki chicken, sugared walnuts, and a spicy wasabi vinaigrette. Add rice for extra heft, and mango for a touch of sweetness that ties it all together.