Chopped Salad with Creamy Lemon Basil Dressing


This salad is my favorite. It’s loaded with almost all the ingredients that I like. And the dressing is aromatic,refreshing and so delicious.You can make this salad as a main course by adding some chicken and double the ingredients for a bigger crowd.

serves 4-6 people

1/2 iceberg lettuce chopped
2 cups spinach chopped
2 cups mixed greens chopped
3/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes quarted
1-2 strips bacon,baked and crumbled ( I used uncured applewood smoked bacon)
2 hard boiled eggs cut into strips
3 ozs. green or black olives quarted ( I used green)

2-3 basil leaves thinly sliced
glazed nuts ( pecan or walnut)
crumbled blue cheese or feta
crispy onion pieces
avocado (optional)
croutons (optional)
cooked,grilled or baked chicken (optional)

1 1/2 tbsp. basil chopped
3 tbsp.sour cream
3 tbsp. mayonaise
2 tbsp. lemon juice
salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper ( more the better)

Mix all the ingredients for dressing in a blender until smooth and creamy.


Toss all the ingredients for the salad except onions with some dressing(not all).Sprinkle onions on top of the salad and serve.


  1. Looks amazing:))) Got to try it asap!!! Great post Nadia:)

  2. Thank you Lea!try it,I love it!

  3. Nadia! It looks absolutely gorgeous! So glad I found your blog!

  4. Hi,Welcome.Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hello Nadia, Your salad looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Love the way you present it. How did you get it to stand up right in the picture? A mold?

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