Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Find love at first bite with this adaptable, addictive chopped salad filled with bacon, pineapple, avocado & jalapeno |

  • Author: Kate Nolan
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American



Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 23 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • salt & pepper

Baked Tortilla Strips

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper [or to taste]


  • 2 romaine hearts, chopped
  • 68 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups pineapple, chopped into 1/4” pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced and soaked in cold water
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, de-ribbed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta or queso fresco
  • tortilla strips


Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

  1. In blender or food processor, mix all ingredients until throughly combined.
    Set aside.

Baked Tortilla Strips

  1. Cut tortillas in half, then stack on top of each other and cut into 1/2″ strips. Place in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Coat tortillas with vegetable oil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the seasonings then toss with tortilla strips until lightly coated.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, stir and then bake for an additional 10-12 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool.


  1. Prepare each of the salad ingredients and place in separate bowls.


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I really, really recommend trying fresh pineapple in this. Here’s the technique I use to cut it.
The tortilla strips are best the day they are made, but if you have a good, airtight container, they’ll keep for another day.
Vinaigrette will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.