Here’s how to make a Vegan Chopped Salad recipe that is healthy, nutritious, and delicious! Use your favorite greens and vegetables and then toss with your favorite dressing.

chopped salad in a green bowl

If you’re tired of eating a plain green salad, then you might want to try a chopped salad. The benefit of a chopped salad is that the greens and veggies get chopped really small, which can help change the texture of the dish. You might even be surprised that kids or people who don’t normally like salads enjoy a chopped salad.

A chopped salad is also great because you can get creative with the ingredients. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand, including:

  • romaine lettuce,
  • cabbage, green or red,
  • fresh herbs,
  • dark leafy greens like kale or Swiss chard,
  • onion,
  • sprouts,
  • bell peppers,
  • tomatoes,
  • fennel,
  • or any other vegetable that you enjoy raw.

The best way to make a chopped salad is to use a food processor. You can also use just a knife and cutting board, but your work will be so much easier using a food processor like a Breville Sous Chef or a Cuisinart

chopped veggies with knife

If you do have to use the knife to chop the ingredients, then just try to chop them as small and finely as you can. The smaller, the better!

Recipe Steps

Step One

Gather up your veggies and greens and add them to a food processor. Process on high for about 15 seconds, or until the veggies and greens have started to shred.

Step Two

Pour the shredded mixture into a large mixing bowl and toss with your favorite dressing. You might like my Honey Mustard Vinaigrette (just replace the honey with maple syrup, if necessary). 

Step Three

Top your chopped salad with any other “extras,” you like, such as sliced olives, toasted nuts or seeds, dried cranberries, or crumbled vegan cheese. 

Step Four

Serve the chopped salad, or store it in the refrigerator for up to a day or two.

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Here is the printable recipe:

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Vegan Chopped Salad Recipe

micro chopped salad in a bow.

Here’s how to make a Vegan Chopped Salad recipe that is healthy, nutritious, and delicious! Use your favorite greens and vegetables and then toss with your favorite dressing.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups romaine lettuce leaves (from about 1 head)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped green cabbage
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into large chunks
  • 1 bunch, fresh flat-leaf parsley, stems removed

Instructions

  1. Place the romaine, cabbage, celery, and parsley into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Pulse several times until ingredients are finely chopped.
  2. Pour the ingredients from the food processor into a large mixing bowl. Toss with your favorite dressing.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Notes

You can use whatever greens and vegetables you like in this chopped salad. 

Keywords: how to make a healthy, plant-based micro-chopped salad, nutritarian chopped salad

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