BLT Chopped Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing

5 from 2 votes

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There’s a new craving I’ve been having these last few weeks. Nothing wonky or totally nuts or anything…just for salad! How convenient considering I’ve gained a lot of weight this pregnancy lots of people are looking for new and healthy recipes for their new years resolutions {…not that bacon and blue cheese are healthy options, but there’s KALE!}

I’m in the very last stages of this pregnancy {2 weeks left!!!} and besides feeling nauseous from time to time, I crave NOTHING. Bowls of plain cheerios with unsweetened almond milk are where it’s at these days. That and toast. And maybe a grapefruit.

I’m a simple gal, really.

Except for this last week when all I wanted was salad. I made this Falafel Salad Bowl and devoured that in no time and then used every veggie in my fridge to dip into this homemade ranch and then I made this little gem of a lunch: BLT Chopped Salad with Basil Greek Goddess Dressing. Bacon in anything is basically a slam dunk in my book, but this dressing……YOU GUYS! Just hook me up to the IV and walk away. The creamy-garlicky-basily situation happening with all the chopped goodies in the salad were making me never want to eat anything but this salad for the rest of time. If I were to marry a salad, this would be the lucky winner.

If loving salad is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

I cannot put into words how much I crave this salad now and how freaking good it is besides just saying I CRAVE THIS SALAD and IT’S SO FREAKING GOOD.

So, there you have it. Another salad recipe. That I may have a slight obsession with. That I eat pretty regularly. That I hog all to myself. Totally normal.

Here’s how to make it:

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So, this glorious dressing has very few and very simple ingredients: mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and lots of chopped fresh basil.

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Stir this up and that’s the dressing. It’s DREAMY.

CHOPPED SALAD

The veggies I used in the salad were: baby kale, cherry tomatoes, red onion and some orange bell peppers. This is just some of the stuff I had in my fridge. Feel free to add in whatever veggies you like! Throw everything onto a big cutting board and kung-fu-karate-chop the heck out of it to make this a CHOPPED salad. I also added in bacon and some blue cheese for good luck.

Blue cheese brings good luck, doesn’t it? Pretty sure that’s how it goes.

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SO! Toss this all together with the dressing and voila! A salad that dreams are made of.

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Pile this onto a nearby plate and enjoy! I gave my husband approximately 3/4 of a proper bite and saved the rest for myself because I’m selfish the baby needs nourishing, vitamin packed bacon vegetables.

Printable recipe below! Enjoy, friends!

5 from 2 votes

BLT Chopped Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing

BLT chopped salad is full of healthy delicious vegetables. The basil Greek goddess dressing makes it a lunch to remember.

servings 1 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped baby kale/spinach mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 6 small slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese

dressing:

  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 large basil leaves chopped finely
  • 1 small clove garlic finely minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients for salad to large bowl.
  • In separate smaller bowl, stir dressing ingredients together until combined. Toss dressing with salad and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 1076kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 101g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1768mg | Potassium: 1122mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8941IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT chopped, Green goddess
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  1. Danielle Covarrubias

    5 stars
    I’ve been craving salad all week with the “hot” for Washington weather we’re having this week! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Sounds yummy! 🙂