Chopped Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

 A plate of chopped salad with red wine vinaigrette

Chopped salads are some of my favorite salads. I love to put everything into one bowl and mix it with a simple vinaigrette. This particular chopped salad was inspired by salad I ordered at a local restaurant, when I went out with my mom and sisters for my birthday. The red wine vinaigrette is really simple to put together, and I found it to be a great match for the ingredients in this chopped salad. 

Chopped Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe


  • 2 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 romaine heart, chopped
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 slices deli roasted chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 large hard boiled egg,  peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese 

Red wine vinaigrette ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • a small pinch of salt
  • a small pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic, minced

How To: 

  1. Cook bacon in a medium sauté pan over medium-low heat until browned and fat is rendered, turning once, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to drain on paper towel. Let cool; chop.
  2. Combine salad ingredients together. 
  3. Red wine vinaigrette: Whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, dijon mustard and garlic. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad, and serve immediately.
*serves 2