Napa Chopped Salad


Napa Chopped SaladIf you follow me on instagram or Facebook (which if you don’t, I wish you would!) you probably noticed I was off galavanting last week!  I had the pleasure of meeting up with a group of fellow foodies in northern California for the inaugural Taste tour hosted by Best Food Facts.


Napa Chopped SaladI landed in Sacramento and stayed at the Hyatt hotel on the campus of the University of California at Davis.  A very nice hotel BTW!  Smack dab in the middle of our adventure we got to eat at Redd Wood in Yountville.  I don’t know if I was just really hungry or if the food at this restaurant was exceptionally good, but I have been thinking about it practically every waking moment since!  We ate family style which was super fun!  They placed plates full of pasta, pizza, and salads all around the table and we all shared!  It was just how I like to eat….together…like a family!

So, anywho….one of the salads was so amazing that I had to recreate it at home.  I’ve been dreaming of this Chopped Salad!  Do you ever eat out somewhere and then obsess over what you’ve had?  Arggh…sometimes it’s just not something I want to go to the trouble of making at home, but then other times I just can’t help myself!  This one is pretty easy, just a lot of chopping, obviously, but OH it’s worth it!

Napa Chopped SaladI was so busy picking it apart and basically not sharing it and just mowing down that well, I didn’t get any pics of the original.  I couldn’t find the exact same beans, and I didn’t make my own red wine vinaigrette I bought a good one and used it instead.


Napa Chopped Salad

I have a weird family, no one like olives.  Who are these people.  No one would eat it, well my oldest son did, but he picked off the olives…good more for me!  So I pretty much once again, mowed down on this salad all by myself….over the course of two days, just for clarification.


Napa Chopped Salad

I hope you are eating something YUM with family or friends this weekend!

Much love, Sheila

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  1. 1

    You do get around. 🙂 I love this salad!
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  2. 2

    I have a thing for chopped salads. This looks like an awesome one!!
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  3. 3

    I love meats, cheeses and beans in salads!!! So glad you had fun in Cali!

  4. 4

    I can’t wait to make this salad! It was so delicious at Redd Wood, and I can’t wait to recreate it with your recipe! : )

  5. 5

    MMMM… Now I’m craving this again! Lucky for all of us, you’ve created a no-fail recipe 🙂 Thanks Sheila! It was awesome to have you with us on the Taste Tour!

  6. 6

    From all the places we ate in California for me this was the high point and that salad was also my favorite great recipe amiga!
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