A hearty Chopped Salad recipe, inspired by Portillo’s.
We love the Chopped Salad at Portillo’s. It’s forkful after forkful of delicious ingredients. A cross between and salad and a pasta dish and topped with protein, it’s more filling than many salads and is a complete meal all by itself. We created a copycat version for those time we can’t make it to Portillo’s but are craving their Chopped Salad. Introducing our Chopped Salad with Chicken and Pasta!
Just like Portillo’s Chopped Salad, our version contains romaine and iceberg lettuces, red cabbage, pasta, chicken, tomatoes, and gorgonzola cheese. We used macaroni noodles in place of ditalini pasta just because it’s easier to find at the grocery store. We left out the bacon to cut back on fat and sodium but you could add in some chopped bacon to your salad if you’d like.
Portillo’s Chopped Salad is topped with their homemade House dressing. We created a copycat version using a few ingredients you likely already have stocked in your pantry & spice rack, including olive oil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
Are you a huge fan of Portillo’s Chopped Salad? Be sure to give our copycat version a try! We think you’ll find it filling and delicious, just like the original!
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