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July 6, 2022

Chopped Salad With Herb Yogurt Dressing

This fresh, crunchy chopped salad is studded with bacon, dates and feta then doused in a yogurty, herby salad dressing. If you make it you might have a hard time not eating the whole bowl yourself.


Spring Chopped Salad With Asparagus And Peas on a plate with a serving spoon

One Chopped Salad to Rule Them All

This chopped salad is basically a mix of ALL THE THINGS. And by all the things, we mean all the best crunchy, herby, savory, sweet things tossed together in a big bowl, then drizzled with an equally exciting Greek yogurt-based dressing made with herbs, garlic and lemon. It’s pretty much all we want to eat all spring and summer long and it is often our go-to contribution to warm-weather gatherings.

a small bowl of dates
yogurt green goddess salad dressing a container with a spoon

How To Make A Chopped Salad

And what exactly is a chopped salad? Well, the base of this chopped salad recipe is simply that! Salad. Specifically, a variety of fresh and crunchy produce—think asparagus, cucumber, red pepper and sugar snap peas. It’s a fantastic way of incorporating all of those spring and summer veggies into your daily routine. When paired with a creamy Greek yogurt dressing and studded with bacon, dates and feta cheese, it's truly a divine sort of dish. Here’s how to make a chopped salad:

  1. Chop all your produce: asparagus, cucumber, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, and sugar snap peas. Toss them together in a bowl.
  2. Add all the goodies: sweet peas, feta, dates and bacon.
  3. Sprinkle with cilantro for good measure.
  4. Drizzle and then toss with the perfect herby, lemony, garlicky Greek yogurt dressing.
Spring Chop Salad With Asparagus And Peas tomatoes, feta dates and bacon
Spring Chop Salad With Asparagus And Peas tomatoes, feta dates and bacon and green goddess yogurt dressing

A Chopped Salad Dressing Like No Other.

Our chopped salad dressing is lights out and you know we aren't just bragging. It really is everything you would want and expect from a TMP salad dressing. Grab all these ingredients from your fridge or local grocery store and whip up the perfect homemade Greek yogurt salad dressing for your chopped salad.

  • Fresh herbs: basil & mint.
  • Alliums: Green onions & garlic.
  • Creamy base: Greek yogurt & olive oil.
  • Salt & Pepper, duh.
  • A few extra, extras: lemon & anchovy paste
Spring Chop Salad With Asparagus And Peas tomatoes, feta dates and bacon green goddess yogurt dressing

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Spring Chop Salad With Asparagus And Peas tomatoes, feta dates and bacon green goddess yogurt dressing
Spring Chopped Salad With Asparagus And Peas on a plate with a serving spoon

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Chopped Salad With Herb Yogurt Dressing

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  30 min
  • Cook Time:  0 min
  • Calories: 599


  • 1/2 lb asparagus spears, 1 inch chopped or shaved into ribbons
  • 1 english cucumber, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, roughly chopped
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 cup dates, roughly chopped
  • 16 oz thick cut bacon, roughly chopped, cooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup fresh feta, crumbled


  • 1/2 cup green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, loosely packed
  • 2 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in blender. Puree on high for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  2. Reserve a little bacon and feta for garnish.
  3. In a shallow serving dish, toss all salad ingredients with ¾ cup of dressing. Add more dressing a little at a time.
  4. Once everything is incorporated well, sprinkle a little bacon and feta over top.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories599
  • Protein22 g
  • Carbohydrates43 g
  • Total Fat40 g
  • Dietary Fiber8 g
  • Cholesterol46 mg
  • sodium865 mg
  • Total Sugars6 g

Chopped Salad With Herb Yogurt Dressing

Questions & Reviews

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  • Avi

    Can i use soy sauce instead of anchovy paste?

    You can just leave it out!

  • Kelly

    Hi! Any thoughts on a substitute for the anchovy paste?

    Hi Kelly. Feel free to leave it out if you are a vegetarian, but if you are not, I would suggest a little bit of fish sauce. If you are vegetarian, feel free to leave it out! The dressing will be plenty flavorful still.

  • Sandra

    I've made this salad twice now...sticking exactly to the dressing recipe while doing my best with what fresh veggies were available at the store. Brought it to a party and everyone loved it. It may be my new favorite salad fresh!

    Yay! So glad you love it!

  • Jenn

    Delicious! This dressing was incredible, a keeper for sure.

    Thanks Jenn, so glad you liked it!