California Pizza Kitchen Chopped Salad

"Every time I eat at CPK, I have to have this salad! I love the tangy dressing, the fresh basil, the crispness of the ingredients. My husband got their cookbook for Christmas one year and I enjoy making it at home occasionally too!"
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
19
Yields:
4 entree
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ingredients

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directions

  • For salad, toss together the ingredients in a large bowl and chill in your refrigerator.
  • For dressing, whisk together ingredients in a small bowl and chill for an hour.
  • Just before serving, toss dressing with salad and serve on small individual plates.
  • Can serve 4 for a main dish or 8 for small side salads.

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Reviews

  1. Dr.Love
    Everyone at our dinner party loved this salad. Next time I will not mix the entire dressing with the greens. There was some salad left over and by the next day it would have been mush. I made the dressing 2 days early for the flavors to meld and then let it come to room temp before tossing with the salad.
     
  2. tasteeone
    I just made the dressing and it came out delicious! This is going to be my go to dressing for company. I did use an immersion blender to mix it because the whisk wasn't cutting it. I used about a cup of oil, half evoo and half canola. I also added a pinch of sugar.
     
  3. Saladmaker
    Loved it! This is great as a meal and makes a ton.
     
  4. BreadMeister
    This is a great salad dressing. It is flavorful without being too salty or overpowering. I have not used the salad combination indicated here. I've used the dressing with a combination of cured olives, leaf lettuces, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and onion - all chopped fairly small so that every bite has a taste of everything. Great!
     
  5. LaurieL.
    very, very good!! My company loved it too:) I used green onions instead of the scallions and put hard-boiled eggs in, instead of the turkey! Very tasty salad, would be good with grilled chicken!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Catherine G.
    I’ve been making this recipe for years and it is always GREAT. Tweaks are: 1) to make it healthier, use a potato peeler to shred a carrot and add that 2) sometimes I omit the beans and/or the turkey 3) I add the shallot OR the scallion but not both, I’m not crazy for onions
     
  2. LaurieL.
    very, very good!! My company loved it too:) I used green onions instead of the scallions and put hard-boiled eggs in, instead of the turkey! Very tasty salad, would be good with grilled chicken!
     
  3. TajLV
    Delicious! I substituted chicken for the turkey and used beef salami (I don't eat pork). Otherwise it was the same. Try adding a bit of ground cumin for a little surprise. Photo here: http://www.43things.com/entries/image/348738?t=e
     
  4. Marsha D.
    YUM! this is the best salad I have had in ages! :) I shared it with one of my friends and she loved it as well. I did leave out the basil, reason being I failed to buy it at the store (I forgot it) I also used grilled chicken breast in place of the turkey. The flavor of the dressing is just awesome! Thank you so much Pam for sharing the recipe :) its a keeper!!
     
  5. Roxygirl in Colorado
    I always love a good restaurant salad and this one definitely is one! The dressing is so flavorful. I did use green onions instead of shallots, since mine didn't look fresh. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I appreciate your posting it! Roxygirl in Colo.
     

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