Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Portillo's Copycat Chopped Salad

I love love love this salad. Growing up in Chicago most people know of Portillos. My two absolute favorites are the Italian Beef sandwich their Chopped Salad. Oh my word....it is beyond delicious! Now that the holidays are over I need to de-tox from all the indulging I did. Last year I made this salad and it was a hit. It makes the perfect lunch or light dinner!

Portillos Copycat Chopped Salad
Makes 12 one cup servings
Cal 130, Fat 3.1g , Carbs 16.1g, Fiber 4g, Protein 12g

1 head iceberg lettuce
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 bag sliced red cabbage (I left this out since I don't care for it)
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 cups ditalini pasta, cooked and cooled
1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used bacon bits)
1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 cup cooked/chopped chicken breast
1 cup vinaigrette dressing, bottled or homemade (I used Ken's Lite Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing)

Wash and dry the lettuces. Finely chop into small pieces. Put into a large bowl. add remaining ingredients, except dressing and combine well.
Serve dressing along side, or pour on and combine just before serving. Enjoy!

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