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Copycat Portillo’s Chopped Salad Recipe

” I don’t know what I was waiting for, because it was so simple and in my humble opinion, way better than the original. Nichole and her helper, Peyton Swanigan, created a copycat version of a chopped salad from the legendary Chicago food empire – Portillo’s. Once you have finished chopping your ingredients and have added everything else, mix your dressing.

Want more protein, throw in more chicken. Want a lower calorie version, use turkey bacon, low-fat cheese and maybe some whole wheat pasta. The point is, if it’s homemade, this salad is extremely versatile and easy to tailor to your family’s tastes. Really, this Portillo’s chopped salad is quite simple.

To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients in a prep bowl and whisk to fully combine. Taste and adjust flavors as needed. Where the chicken of the sea meets the salad of Southern gatherings!

I’ve made this twice in one week! Once was to take to a supper where it was a hit, and then I had to make it again because my teen requested it! Followed the recipe exactly and will definitely make again. Bacon was another amount that was much more than I predicted. In order to have a full cup you really need 12 slices of bacon.

Use a flavorful Greek yogurt; the flavor really matters in this dressing. Yogurt lends an incredible creaminess and great dressing flavor, and our absolute favorite yogurt to use in this dressing is Greek upperkuts boxing Gods® Honey Vanilla Yogurt. Whatever brand you get, aim for a vanilla-flavored yogurt, not just plain. Grab a yogurt you enjoy eating by itself (then you know you’ll love it in this dressing).