Making salad needs a lot of chopping fresh ingredients and herbs. It’s a fun job if the fresh picks are right in tenderness, crisp and not over ripened.
Ruth’s Chris Chopped Salad recipe in the name shows that chopping is the main investment of time in such delicious salad preparation.
Moreover, the salad flavorful dressing adds amazing taste and enhances our appetites.
How to Make a Chopped Salad at Home:
Ruth’s Chris Salad and the Lemon Basil Dressing Ruth’s Chris Recipe are famous in the sense of their paring of flavors and variety of vegetables offered in one bowl.
Let’s make a list to get all the ingredients we need to prepare chopped steak salad at home.
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Ingredients that You Need to Make Ruth’s Chris Salad:
For Salad Ingredients
8 Cups Packed Iceberg Lettuce, Julienne Strips (or Chopped Iceberg Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce)
1 Cup Packed Fresh Spinach, Julienned Strips
1 Cup Packed Radicchio, Julienned Strips
1 ⁄3; Cup Red Onion, Thinly Sliced (or Chopped Red Onions)
1/2 Cup Green Olives, Chopped
2 Cups Fresh Mushrooms , Sliced, Rinsed and Drained
4 Eggs , Hard-Boiled and Chopped
1 Can Chilled Hearts of Palm , Rinsed, Well-Drained and Sliced
1/2 Lb Applewood-Smoked Bacon , Chopped, Fried until Crisp, Drained
1 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
1/2 Cup Crouton
Cherry Tomatoes , Halved
Crispy Fried Onions , for Garnish
For Lemon Basil Dressing Ruth’s Chris Recipe:
2 Cups Sour Cream (or Use 1 Cup Sour Cream and 1 Cup Mayonnaise)
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
4 -5 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
Seasoned Salt and Garlic Pepper Seasoning
Method of preparing Homemade Chopped Steak Salad Step by Step:
Lemon Basil Salad Dressing:
Combine all ingredients, add seasoned salt and garlic pepper to taste. Keep in a tightly lidded jar.
Combine lettuce, spinach, radicchio, red onions, green olives, mushrooms, eggs, hearts of palm and bacon; in a big salad bowl. Toss well.
Mix crumbled blue cheese, croutons and about 1/2 to 3/4 of Lemon Basil Dressing; toss until incorporated thoroughly.
Mix well; refrigerate in a tightly covered bowl until serving.
Garnish with cherry tomato halves and top salads with crispy fried onions while serving. Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator.
How to Make Traditional Chopped Salad:
The classic chopped salad is just chopping all ingredients and seasoning with previously made salad dressing! Let’s see what ingredients we need today to make this Traditional Chopped Salad.
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Ingredients that You Need to Make Traditional Chopped Salad:
2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Cup CréMe Fraiche or Sour Cream
2 Hearts Romaine Lettuce
2 Ears Fresh Corn, Kernels Cut from Cob
½ Cup Green Beans, Trimmed and Cut in 2-Inch Lengths
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
1 Cucumber, Seeded and Chopped
¼ Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Chives
Sea Salt as Desired
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 Avocado, Cut into Chunks
6 Slices Bacon, Crisp-Cooked and Chopped
Method of preparing Traditional Chopped Salad Step by Step:
Making Salad Dressing:
Mash up garlic cloves with salt and make into a fine paste. Squeeze lemon juice in it. Stir créme fraiche in it. Mix with ground black pepper. Keep it for 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge. Add more salt at your taste. Keep in the fridge for one hour to develop right flavor in it.
Chop lettuce into bite-size pieces. Boil corns and beans for three minutes in mildly salted boiling water.
Toss all ingredients in a big salad bowl except the lettuce. Season with salt, pepper, and half the chives. Pour two or three spoons full of dressing and mix mildly.
Mix lettuce to the bowl now. Sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and most of the remaining chives. Pour some more dressing. Toss them scooping out from the bottom adding more dressing to coat well.
Serve with avocado and crispy bacons. Spread some more chives on top. Enjoy!
Initially, steak house salad was offered as a side in Steak houses. However, the chopped steak salad later took the place of the main dishes as it proved to be gorgeous in taste and grace!
One can just try any pairings of sweet, sour crunchy vegetables with healthy and yummy homemade dressings at home and excel in cooking skills.
Give it a try and you are going to be a great fan of Steak House Salad, for sure!
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