California Club Blue Cheese Chopped Salad

5 from 1 vote

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California Club Blue Cheese Chopped Salad from www.laurenslatest.comI went to California Pizza Kitchen last Saturday and fell in love with their BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad all over again. I used to love that salad, then magically forgot that restaurant even existed. #pregnancybrain I’m really smart like that.

Anyways, I went back with a friend to this beloved chain restaurant and basically died over the deliciousness.

Chopped salads are my LIFE. I now crave them 94% of the time.

Instead of trying to recreate this salad, I made a whole new kind with ingredients I had on hand. Totally fell in love all over again. Even my husband who isn’t that big of a blue cheese fan was loving this!

The only thing I regretted was not making a bigger bowl. Oh well. There’s always tomorrow, right?

Anyways, this is pretty straight forward dish to make, but here are a few step-by-steps anyways…just because I love ya!

Chop up some lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and cooked bacon. Then toss together with a few black beans and blue cheese. Then toss with a simple creamy dressing {garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, pepper} and serve.How to make a California Club Blue Cheese Chopped Salad from www.laurenslatest.comSuper simple to do and really flavorful. Love the bites of creamy avocado with the crispy bacon and juicy tomatoes. Seriously, this salad is amazeballs.

If you’re wanting to make this in advance, chop everything first, then toss with the dressing right before serving. That way things don’t get soggy.

Soggy salad= no bueno.

Anyways, here’s the printable! Have a great day!

5 from 1 vote

California Club Blue Cheese Chopped Salad

California Club Blue Cheese Chopped Salad is so tasty yet so simple to make. Add a simple creamy dressing and serve.
servings 4
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1 large romaine heart washed and chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 ripe avocado diced
  • 1/4 cup rinsed and drained black beans

For the dressing-

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • juice of 1/2 large lemon about 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Toss all ingredients for salad together and set aside.
  • For dressing, whisk all ingredients together and toss with salad. Serve immediately.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2977IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blue Cheese Chopped Salad
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27 Responses
  1. Amber (Sprinkled With Flour)

    Love blue cheese, especially in my salad. This salad sounds so perfect, definitely something that would hit the spot. 🙂

  2. Kathy

    This sounds amazing and I’m not a big fan of blue cheese. I will be making this soon! Plus it has bacon! Who doesn’t love bacon?!

  3. Julia

    Chopped salads are the best. Every bite has all of the flavors mixed in. I am a fan of blue cheese so I think I would love this salad!

  4. Cari

    I made this for dinner tonight and used turkey bacon. This is like all my favorite things in a salad. The black beans are such an awesome touch. Gives it that nice bit of protein. Thanks so much for this!!!!

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  6. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

    YUM! Ive been trying to eat more salads, but can only do it when theyre loaded with delicious goodness..hate the plain ol’ ones..this sounds delish!

  7. Karen

    I made this today for lunch! So delicious. I used pancetta instead of bacon…cause it was already cubed and ready to pan fry. This is a keeper for sure. thank you so much.

  8. Lauren

    Yum! I’m usually not much for salads, but when you throw in blue cheese I can be convinced 🙂 Castello Blue Cheese crumbles have a really rich blue flavor, so they are great for salads because they really add a punch. I’d be tempted to add some extra bacon too…okay, maybe I should try to keep the salad at least a *little* healthy 🙂

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  11. Linda Ahearn

    please try to recreate the ca pizza kitchen bbq salad – it’s my fav and I’ve tried finding a recipe for it and haven’t been able to – this one I will try but have to omit the blue cheese

  12. Sharleen

    OMGness!!! This salad is amazing!!! First let’s start with the perfect serving size…2. I actually just made it for me…no soggy leftovers. I used light mayo & imitation bacon bits (I was too lazy to cook bacon) & I don’t think it made a stitch of difference. I almost didn’t make the dressing…so glad I did. I thought it was going to be tasteless & yet it was the exact opposite, complimented the salad ingredients perfectly….yummy!!! Best salad I’ve made in years…can’t wait for lunch tomorrow!!! Going to save to my classics!!! Thank you so much!!! XO

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  14. Martha H

    5 stars
    Wow, what great flavors. I know this is the end of October but this is dinner tonight. I have made this so many times I think I could list the ingredients in my sleep. This is so good, thanks Lauren for the creation.

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