Veggie Chopped Salad Recipe
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Veggie Chopped Salad Recipe

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My husband's aunt gave me this recipe back in the '80s, and it's been a staple at our house ever since. I like to make it a day ahead because some time in the fridge makes it even better. Be sure to save yourself some leftovers, too. —Madeline Etzkorn, Burien, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 3 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 3 cups finely chopped celery
  • 2 cups frozen peas (about 8 ounces), thawed
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/3 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 308 calories, 26g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, sugar, cheese, vinegar and salt until blended. Add to salad and toss to coat. Just before serving, stir in peanuts. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Veggie Chopped Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2015, p36

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fgilbreth User ID: 1409073 253641
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"It is a very good salad, but much too high in fat, sugar and cholesterol for my healthy family. I made it with a lesser amount of low fat mayo, Stevia rather than sugar and toasted sliced almonds. Much lighter and healthier, and still very tasty!"

Rellierae User ID: 1272249 253424
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Followed the recipe, took it to a church potluck and it was enjoyed by all. I'll definitely be making this again."

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 252410
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"Very good!! I thought the addition of peanuts would be awful but I was wrong. Wen I make it again, I think I will add some shredded cheddar for color to brighten it up a bit."

cooks a lot User ID: 4196230 246168
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"You can't go wrong with broccoli salad. Or Chopped salad. Together as one, perfect!! (I did miss the shredded cheddar that I usually put in my broccoli salad though.)"

irina wallace User ID: 4867532 245092
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"Salad was delicious! Kept the bacon out separate in a bowl. Added red peppers and red onion. You really can add your favorite veggies. The dressing is so good with this salad! So versatile !! Won't disappoint ! Didn't have the peanuts but nobody missed them."

fhquilting User ID: 2569371 244969
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"I have been making a recipe close to this for many years adding red bell pepper, shredded carrots, craisins, shredded cheese and salted sunflower seeds. Delicious!"

SLUMPER1 User ID: 8276883 244956
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"Great recipe! I didn't change or make any additions. Please post more."

Nelsbarb User ID: 6664246 240061
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Delicious! I add some red, green or orange peppers. It adds some color to the salad. Make sure the veggies are fresh."

howdu User ID: 1170706 220792
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"I didn't have any peanuts and so omitted them, but the salad was still delicious."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 220653
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Delicious! I used Morning Star Veggie Bacon Strips instead of bacon strips. I served it with shrimp spring rolls and sweet chili sauce. Thank you, Madeline, for sharing this recipe."

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