Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing

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This was one of the best lunches ever, just that perfect chopped salad.

Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com
Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Best Chopped Salad

This was one of the best chopped salads ever, just that perfect summer lunch.

The only other ingredient is outside, meaning if you can eat it outside, it will taste all the better.

We are total salad freaks in my house, and this one’s pretty easy on the eyes. Use whatever leftover cooked chicken you have around, or some meat from a rotisserie chicken – I used one remaining large chicken breast I had marinated in an herby marinade and sauteed up, and it was perfect. This would be another perfect choice.

Chopped Salad with Lemon Thyme Dressing / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Also, it’s tomato time. If you want to use any other kind of tomatoes here, feel free – dice them if they are big ones, and maybe even use a couple of different kinds. The more tomato, the more color, the better.

Obviously use different colored bell peppers, add halved and sliced radishes, or cubed small zucchini or whatever summer vegetables are inspiring you or begging to be put to good use. And of course use any color onion you have around – but the red or purple ones have some curb appeal.

Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Summer in a bowl, my friends…summer in a bowl. I know the phrase salad days was originally coined (by Shakespeare no less) to describe a period of time when someone was young and inexperienced…green, as it were, and so…salad days. Fun fact, right?

But summer salad days are just awesome.

Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman / themom100.com

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If you are grilling up steak or chicken ever, at any point, at any time, it would behoove you to make extra for reasons such as this. It just won’t go to waste. You can also use it in:

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Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing

This was one of the best lunches ever, just that perfect chopped salad.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
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Ingredients 

For the Chopped Salad

  • 2 heads hearts of romaine thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • ½ red onion slivered and roughly chopped
  • cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup cucumbers sliced into half moons
  • 1 cup corn cooked

For the Lemon Thyme Dressing

Instructions 

  • Make the Lettuce: Pile the lettuce in a large shallow serving bowl. Arrange the tomatoes, pepper, onion, feta, chicken, and cucumber on top of the lettuce.
  • Make the Dressing: In a small container combine the olive oil, lemon juice, rice vinegar, Dijon and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss and serve.

Notes

Obviously you can use different colored bell peppers, add halved and sliced radishes, or cubed small zucchini or whatever summer vegetables are inspiring you or begging to be put to good use.  And of course use any color onion you have around – but the red or purple ones have some curb appeal.

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 685mg, Potassium: 1090mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 11091IU, Vitamin C: 140mg, Calcium: 324mg, Iron: 3mg
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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