This is one of my all-time favorite salads! I’ve had it twice at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and was excited to find this copycat recipe on the web.It’s an eclectic mix of 11 ingredients and you can customize it to suit personal tastes.The restaurant makes the onion rings by coating thinly sliced red onion rings with flour, then deep-frying in oil, but you can substitute canned french-fried onion rings if desired (granted, they’re not the same) or skip the onion rings entirely. This recipe makes 4 main-dish salads ( my girlfriend and I usually split one salad at the restaurant and it’s plenty!)
Total time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4-8 serving(s)
|8 cups packed julienne strips iceberg lettuce (or chopped iceberg lettuce or can substitute romaine lettuce)|
|1 cup packed julienned strips fresh spinach|
|1 cup packed julienned strips radicchio|
|1/3 cup very thin slices red onion (or chopped red onions)|
|1/2 cup chopped green olives|
|6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced, washed and drained (about 2 cups)|
|4 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped|
|1 (14 ounce) 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 (4 oz.)|
|1/2 cup crouton|
|cherry tomatoes, halved|
|crispy fried onions, for garnish|
|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 (1 lemon)|
|seasoned salt and garlic pepper seasoning|
- In a very large bowl, combine lettuce,spinach,radicchio,red onions,green olives,mushrooms,eggs,hearts of palm and bacon; toss well.
- Add crumbled blue cheese, croutons and about 1/2 to 3/4 of Lemon Basil Dressing; toss until well mixed.
- Divide salad among 4 dinner plates, garnish with cherry tomato halves and top salads with crispy fried onions.
- For Lemon Basil Dressing:.
- Combine all ingredients,add seasoned salt and garlic pepper to taste.
- Mix well; refrigerate until serving.
- Refrigerate any leftover dressing.
Calories 783, FatContent 66.6, SaturatedFatContent 30.2, CholesterolContent 309.7, SodiumContent 1842, CarbohydrateContent 21.6, FiberContent 5.9, SugarContent 9.2, ProteinContent 28.9
Is the chopped salad from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse a good copycat recipe?
And just like this copycat recipe for the Chopped Salad at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, it was spot-on delicious! I’m always a little bit skeptical of recipes stating that they’re good duplicates of a cherished recipe. But I have to say that I’m batting 100% with the two copycat recipes that I’ve tried.
What is the best way to make a lettuce salad?
Instructions FOR THE SALAD: In a very large bowl, layer the salad ingredients in this order: iceberg lettuce,spinach, red onions, olives,mushrooms, hearts of palm, eggs & bacon. Top with crispy onions, crumbled cheese, and croutons. Just before serving, pour lemon basil dressing over, and mix salad well.
What makes a good chopped salad?
Adding fresh fruit adds a welcome sweetness to any chopped salad, while dried fruit can contribute chewiness and tang. Cheese is always nice in any salad, ranging from manchego, asiago, pecorino, feta and parmesan to blue cheese or gorgonzola . . . all which add more tangy zing to your mix and make your chopped salad even more extraordinary.
What is the best way to make a salad for dinner?
FOR THE SALAD: In a very large bowl, layer the salad ingredients in this order: iceberg lettuce,spinach, red onions, olives,mushrooms, hearts of palm, eggs & bacon. Top with crispy onions, crumbled cheese, and croutons. Just before serving, pour lemon basil dressing over, and mix salad well.