Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 5 min
Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 5 min

About This Recipe

A chopped salad is easy to eat, and cutting everything the same size makes the flavors mesh beautifully. I generally cut the components into a large dice so that you’ll get 2 to 3 different things on each forkful, all tied together with this rich, creamy dressing. A mix of textures and flavors make for the most interesting combinations.

The Benefits

Garlic has immunity-boosting properties, with studies showing the allium can help reduce the frequency of colds and diminish their severity. Research has also determined garlic can lower blood pressure among those with high blood pressure, and may help maintain bone health in women. Scientists are investigating the possibility that garlic can boost athletic performance.


4 Serves

Garlic Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (58g) vegan mayo
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • salt to taste


  • 1/2 cup (85 g) cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup (82 g) jicama, diced
  • 1/2 cup (85 g) plum tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup (70g) cauliflower, diced
  • 1/2 cup (85 g) pitted green olives, diced
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1/4 cup (27 g) scallion, sliced
  • 1 cup (164 g) smoked tofu
  • 1 cup (15 g) cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup (136 g) hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup (168 g) almonds, toasted and chopped
  • salt to taste


  1. Step 1: Make the garlic dressing
    Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. (Makes about 2 cups / 240 ml.) Set aside.
  2. Step 2: Make the salad
    Gently mix all of the ingredients with at least 1 cup of the salad dressing, season with salt to taste, and add more dressing if desired. Serve immediately.

Amanda Cohen is the chef-owner of Michelin-starred Dirt Candy in New York City.