Cilantro-Lime Dressing on Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

Are you looking for something light but filling to eat? This chopped chicken salad with a sour, yet tasty, dressing is the perfect dish for you! All you need to do is toss around a few ingredients and violà! This dish is suitable for all occasions, from light snacks on a hectic day to appetizers for dinner parties.

What Is a Chopped Salad?

As the name suggests, in a chopped salad, every ingredient is finely cut into small and equal pieces. Any salad can be easily turned into a chopped salad, including the famous Caesar salad, and one can enjoy the flavor of each ingredient in every bite instead of letting one ingredient dominate the rest. The finely cut ingredients of this salad can be stored for up to two days without any dressing or seasoning.

The Perfect Chopped Salad

There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to making a chopped salad. As long as one keeps in mind the following three things, the salad will turn out great. While preparing the salad, one should always ensure that there’s a balance between the ingredients. Diced fruits, crunchy raw vegetables, roasted nuts, and romaine lettuce can be mixed with small cubes of cheese and dried fruits to achieve the desired texture.

Different Flavors of Chopped Salad

When it comes to chopped salad, one can add any vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, and seasonings, as long as they go well with other ingredients. Here’s a guide to which ingredients to choose for a particular salad: For an Italian salad, one can use romaine, peppers, salami, and red onion. If one is making a classic Cobb, then go for lettuce, chopped egg, and bacon bits. In the case of the Mediterranean, one should add cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and mint. Celery, walnuts, apple, and chicken go perfectly in a Waldorf salad