The times when I’m stoked about a salad are few and far between.

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado I

This is one of them!

Can I say stoked? I’ve probably used the word thrice in my life, the third being above. I’m trying it out for size.

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado I

This salad… ugh. So good. I’ve rambled about my love for chopped salads for years on this little internet page. I don’t know what it is. The crunch of vegetables turns me off so maybe it’s just that everything is smaller and tiny and can be picked up in one spoon?

I think what it really is though.. is that I can use tortilla chips to eat this salad. Now THAT is where it’s at. I’m so into it.

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado I

The salad has so many of my favorite flavors going on – bacon, feta, avocado, corn – that I kept the dressing simple: just some olive oil and lime juice. Lots of salt and pepper too, but other than that, just pure flavor. Even a little arugula mixed in with my beloved butter lettuce for something extra.

On top of needing the majority of my salads in chopped form, I sure as heck need as much texture (like, non-vegetable texture) that I can get. Enter bacon. And corn. And if you’re feeling frisky… maybe crumble some of those tortilla chips on top.

Uh huh. Do it.

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado I


BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado

Yield: serves 2

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 cups butter lettuce, chopped
2 cups fresh arugula, chopped
1 pint grape tomatos, quartered
4 slices thick-cut bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup sweet corn
1 avocado, chopped
4 ounces feta, crumbled

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


As a note, to chop my lettuce I like to lay it out on a big cutting board and just continuously run my knife through it (in all different directions) until it's chopped as much as I like.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, corn and avocado. Add in salt, pepper, olive oil and lime juice then toss well to coat. Fold in bacon and feta then divide evenly amount 2 plates. Serve!

BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado I

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149 Responses to “BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta + Avocado.”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 21, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    I’m totally in love with this!


    • IssacAncelotti — May 21st, 2013 @ 10:43 am

      Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online.(Click Home information)


  2. #
    Jeananne — May 21, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    I saw the recipe yesterday morning….. I knew it was going to be dinner last night.
    Looked and sounded So good!
    It was delicious! I did add some thinly sliced scallion for even more flavor.
    Thanks so much!


    • Robin porrino — December 16th, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      Great thought with scallions, loved it
      A little extra crunch


  3. #
    Arthur in the Garden! — May 21, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    OMG! You had me at BLT!


  4. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — May 21, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    Yummy-looking salad!


  5. #
    Tia — May 21, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    I totally went out and bought all the ingredients to make this for dinner tonight. Looks delicious and I love that you used feta instead of blue cheese like a typical cobb salad!

    I’ve never commented, but I love your blog and have pinned many of your recipes! :)


  6. #
    Kathy — May 21, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Oh yum! This is going on the menu soon!


  7. #
    Gina Guthrie — May 21, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    This looks so yummy. Healthy and indulgent at the same time. wonderful summer salad.


  8. #
    Colette | JFF! — May 21, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    This is dinner TO-nite!


  9. #
    Jessica — May 21, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    This looks amazing and I’m envisioning it on a HOT day like today in CT with a cold glass of white wine! I may add a chopped hard boiled egg for a little extra protein….yum!


  10. #
    Moni Meals & Fitness — May 21, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    YUM! I could eat this every. single. day. Maybe I should!! :) Thank for a great recipe Jessica!


  11. #
    Renee — May 21, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    yum yum yum! Very few salads get me excited…I can’t wait to try this one!


  12. #
    Abbe@This is How I Cook — May 21, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Corn and bacon? My mouth is watering!


  13. #
    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) — May 22, 2013 @ 1:45 am

    I could eat this salad every day, even if it has avocado in it. It’s very pretty.


  14. #
    LeeLee — May 22, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    Ah, this salad looks so delish!


  15. #
    Claude — May 22, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    C’est délicieux! Parfait pour le lunch du midi au bureau!


  16. #
    Laurie E. — May 22, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    No doubt about it- I’m definately making this salad this weekend.


  17. #
    Liz — May 22, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Yesterday I was craving a chopped salad and then this popped into my Reader – perfect! I ran out to get the ingredients and had it for lunch today – all my favorites!! It was so good – I would like to eat it daily :-)


  18. #
    Laura — May 22, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    This salad looks AMAZING. I mean…bacon, feta, avocado…how can you go wrong?


  19. #
    Laura — May 23, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    I normally have the opposite palate of you (I love vegetables and am not a dessert person) but I am glad I keep coming back to check here bc I made this salad last night and it was a doozy of deliciousness. The light lime/olive oil dressing is just perfect with the other flavors. I also added some chopped green onions to mine as well (mostly bc I think a little minced onion is the secret to an ok salad become a super salad). Thanks for the recipe!


  20. #
    Kate — May 23, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    AWESOME!!! I tried this the other day and my step mom thinks it’s the best salad she ever ate. For anyone making it, it is better if it sits for a few hours before eating so everything comes together. I did add mushrooms that I sauteed in the bacon fat.


  21. #
    angela@spinachtiger — May 23, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    Now THIS is a salad. I can’t stop looking at it. I want it right now, but I’ll have to wait at least until tomorrow.


  22. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — May 24, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Oh man, this salad is full of delicious flavors! It looks so satisfying!


  23. #
    kiani — May 25, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    I am currently stuffing my face with this salad. I dont want it to end. I’m in love!


  24. #
    Angela @ another bite please — May 28, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    I want this salad…my hubby would be all about that bacon & feta!


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    sheba4o4a — May 31, 2013 @ 7:15 am

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  26. #
    JP — June 6, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy whenever I read your blog because I am literally laughing every two seconds at your food obsessions. I just wanted to let you know that I have tried a number of your recipes and am happy to say that everyone of them has been a successful, especially this salad. Thanks for keeping me cooking and laughing. Cheers!!


  27. #
    Tracy — June 10, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    I feel you on not feeling the salad…but this looks amazing! Will definitely be trying it with soon-to-arrive fresh local tomatoes. Yum!


  28. #
    Mary Powers — June 12, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Had this at my daughter’s last week & fell in love with it! Made it last night for my husband & it was a hit! Thinking how I could vary so it wouldn’t seem repetitive, I thought grilled chicken or shrimp would also be great added to it!


  29. #
    Jennifer — June 17, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    What a yummy salad! I made it for dinner tonight and just adored every bite. Thanks for sharing!


  30. #
    Carol Dutra — July 1, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    Best salad ever!!! I’m eating it right now and don’t want it to end! I forgot to buy a lime so I just used the Ken’s balsamic vinaigrette I had in the fridge and it is to die for! Thank you!


  31. #
    Jessica — July 3, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    There aren’t many words for this salad except that I could eat it. Every. Single. Day. I throw in some black beans for a little more texture/fiber. It’s SO DELISH.


  32. #
    Kimber — July 3, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Looks Delish! I am so excited to try it out. Maybe since it has bacon my hubby will accept it as a meal, haha!


  33. #
    Liz — July 5, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    I think this is the best salad I have ever made – seriously! My husband and I both absolutely loved it. The flavors just go together perfectly.


  34. #
    mary garner — July 7, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    This looks wonderful, can’t wait to try it. I ‘m doing Weight Watchers does any one know how I can find out the Nutrition Information


  35. #
    Kim in MD — July 15, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Today I get to spend some time catching up on what I’ve missed on my favorite food blogs-finally! I have missed so many amazing recipes that you’ve been making in the last few months, but with our temps in the upper 90′s today, THIS salad is what I am making for dinner tonight! My husband doesn’t think a salad is a meal unless it has lots of protein, so I will add some grilled chicken to this. The bonus is I don’t have to heat up my kitchen. I can’t wait for dinner tonight! :-)


  36. #
    Kelly Gregorski — July 15, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    I made this for lunch today…one of the best things I ever ate! Thanks!!!


  37. #
    Sara — July 21, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    I need some new ideas to pack for lunch for work, so this is perfect! Heading to the grocery store now :)

    Do you have any other suggestions for things to take for lunch/easy to make ahead of time?


  38. #
    Archina Yoo — July 24, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Had this salad for dinner tonight, my husband and I loved it. I added green onion
    And egg. The salad dressing was perfect. Thank you


  39. #
    Vera — July 25, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    Made this tonight and it was goood! Will definitely be making it again sometime. thanks!


  40. #
    Theresa Neville — July 30, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    This recipe doesn’t say if or how the corn is cooked. Roasted?


    • karen — August 11th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

      I’m wondering the same thing. Guess you could roast it. I know Houston’s restaurant salad here has corn (which seems to be raw) on their house salad
      Think roasting it would be quite yum!


    • Jeanne — September 4th, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

      I just cut raw corn kernels off the cob since there’s fresh corn in the stores this time of the year. Tossed them in uncooked. Was really yummy that way.


  41. #
    Jeff — August 2, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Oops, I did it again
    I made another one of your recipes
    And it was really good
    So I posted about it
    And took really awful pictures
    But linked back to you
    Cuz you rock!

    Thanks Jessica! Cheers!
    (FYI, this may be my best comment ever)


    • Jessica — August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

      it totally is. :)


  42. #
    TaraO — August 4, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    I made this salad for lunch today with produce fresh from the Farmers’ Market. It was so good that I think I’m going to make it every Sunday until fresh corn and tomatoes go out of season! I used corn right off the cob and then sautéed it for 2-3 minutes before adding it to the salad. This is the best salad I’ve had in ages.


  43. #
    Lauren — August 14, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    I made this for dinner tonight, but added cucumber and red capsicum. Instead of the lime dressing I used a mango chilli dressing. So delish! I will definitely make it again.


  44. #
    Debbie — August 21, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is one of the BEST salads I’ve ever eaten. I’ve passed this recipe on to at least 15 people so far and they say the same things. Thank you for posting this.


  45. #
    Sara — September 22, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    This salad is so good! I use goat cheese instead of feta, two avocados, extra lettuce and arugula and juice of two limes. The only issue I had was preparation time! 25 mins?! No way!! After washing and chopping the lettuce, arugula, avocados, quartering all those tomatoes (which is the worst), and cooking the bacon it takes me at least 1.5 hours to prepare. Nonetheless, it’s delicious! YUM!


  46. #
    Cathy Peterson — December 30, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    This salad was so good! We could not get enough of it!!!



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