Dear SOS: I had lunch with a friend at Chaya downtown in Los Angeles. We ordered the chopped salad with grilled shrimp in an aioli jalapeño dressing. It was superb! I'd love to make it at home. Can you get the recipe from the chef?
Chopped romaine lettuce tossed with fresh corn, avocado, cucumber and nicely spiced shrimp, this salad is big and bright, and it packs no shortage of heat from its jalapeño-spiced dressing. Chaya was happy to share its recipe for chopped salad, perfect for dinner for four.
Or consider a chicken chopped salad with avocado vinaigrette. Avocado lends richness to the dressing, which blends fresh lime juice, a touch of Champagne vinegar, cilantro and green onions and is a bright and tangy addition to any salad. Find it in Bluewater Grill's recipe for chicken chopped salad.
A little cheddar, some cubed pepperoni, olives, raisins, cucumber, crunchy pistachios and delicate lettuce strips are tossed with a bright yet creamy Champagne vinaigrette in this Luggage Room's colorful take on the classic salad, the recipe for which you can find below.
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BLUEWATER GRILL'S CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD
Total time: 35 minutes
Note: Adapted from Bluewater Grill.
1/3 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons Champagne vinegar
3/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/3 bunch (about 15 sprigs) cilantro, chopped
1/3 bunch (4 to 6) green onions, green tops only, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/3 avocado, diced