Greek Chopped Salad

This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it’s all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing.  

This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it's all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing

This chopped Greek salad is a fresh and delicious salad that your whole family will love! 

This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it's all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing

GREEK SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken breasts 
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red onion 
  • Kalamata olives
  • Peperoncini
  • Fresh mint
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Feta cheese (add more if you love Feta)

You’re probably wondering what the heck hard-boiled eggs are doing in a Greek salad recipe.  Right?  So here’s my thinking.  I added chicken and hardboiled eggs to this salad and omitted the standard chickpeas and pita bread so it’s more substantial and more filling.  This salad is Paleo and Whole30 friendly, but if you’re a vegetarian then you can omit the chicken and add the chickpeas back in.

This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it's all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing

HOW TO MAKE GREEK SALAD

This Greek salad recipe comes together in about 20 minutes start-to-finish.

  • Make your dressing (which doubles as a marinade for the chicken)
  • Marinate and grill the chicken
  • Boil and peel the eggs
  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl, except the chicken, and toss
  • Drizzle the salad dressing around the inside of the bowl and fold the salad ingredients into the dressing until evenly coated
  • Arrange the chicken slices on the salad
  • Sprinkle with extra Feta

This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it's all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing

This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it's all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing

What makes this salad really shine is the Greek salad dressing.  That’s with any salad though, right?  A good homemade salad dressing recipe makes or breaks a bowl of fresh leafy greens and it can turn even the most pickiest veggie avoidant personality into a salad grazer.  

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This Greek Chopped Salad is loaded a variety of fresh organic vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs and it's all tossed in a delicious Greek salad dressing
Yield: 6-8 servings

Greek Chopped Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

This cobb-style Greek Chopped Salad is loaded with Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, peperoncini, fresh mint, Feta, and hardboiled eggs all tossed in a tasty Greek dressing.  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 1 large head Romaine lettuce, rinsed, spun dried, and chopped
  • 1 large cucumber , diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 red onion , peeled, thinly sliced, and soaked in water until added to the salad (pat onions dry before adding to salad)
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup peppercini
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint, larger leaves chopped
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese (add more if you love Feta)

Instructions

For the Vinaigrette
  1. Add all the ingredients to a glass mason jar with a lid and shake to combine.
For the Marinade
  1. In a large shallow glass bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients.
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl and arrange so all of the chicken is coated well.
  3. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  4.  While the chicken marinates, prepare the Greek Vinaigrette and toss the salad ingredients in a large serving bowl.
  5. To grill the chicken, heat a grill (indoor or outdoor) over medium high heat.  Brush the grill with olive oil.  Grill chicken on both sides until browned and completely cooked through.
  6. Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  7. Arrange the chicken over the salad.  Drizzle with the vinaigrette.
For the Salad
  1. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl.  Toss well to combine.
  2. Drizzle the salad dressing around the inside of the bowl, and fold the salad ingredients into the dressing until lightly coated.
  3. Toss again and then arrange the chicken slices on the salad.

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