We left out the bacon to cut back on fat and sodium but you could add in some chopped bacon to your salad if you’d like. Now that I live in Los Angeles, the closest Portillo’s is a good hour cranberry sauce joanna gaines away. Luckily, it wasn’t too hard to figure out what makes that chopped salad so darn delicious. My spin is completely vegan and has a few extra additions to make the flavors really pop.
Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements. Portillos originates from the Chicago area. People all over Illinois rave about Portillos food — particularly their famous Chicago-style hot dogs.
You can make and refrigerate the dressing a week or two in advance. Since I have long loved many of her recipes, her rave reviews put it on the “to-try” list immediately. For the dressing, you’ll combine white wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, honey, oregano, salt and pepper.
You get the dish you love without having to leave your house. Add cooled pasta, bacon and gorgonzola cheese to salad. White balsamic can be found right next to the regular balsamic vinegar at the store. I like to double the salad dressing ingredients. The dressing is really easy to make and it’s wonderful to have on hand to use throughout the week.
Portillo’s chopped salad dressing, however, does not look like this dressing. This recipe’s dressing does work with the salad ingredients. First, your veggies should be ultra fresh, since they’re the foundation of the dish. That sad, limp lettuce hanging out in your crisper drawer has no place here!
Combine well and you’re left with an amazingly delicious dressing. The dressing recipe makes a good amount of dressing. Depending on how dressed you like your salads, you may or may not use it all.
100 of my favorite recipes! You can totally use a store bought vinaigrette but I really like the flavor of this homemade one. Supposedly the real Portillo’s Chopped Salad has chicken on it, so feel free to add chicken to make it a meal.
Cook Ditalini pasta according to package instructions. What makes this salad a real stand out is the Ditalini noodles. It can feel a little guilty, but I just tell myself that it makes it into a full meal. Originally, it also calls for chopped chicken, which we left out here because we made it as a side for our Baked Chicken Wings.
Loved this recipe, my family did too! Very easy to make and the salad dressing is easy to. It was such a hit they have asked for at family gatherings, hope you give it a try. Honestly great receipt, EXCEPT how do you know how much uncooked pasta makes 4 cups of cooked pasta? Normally recipes give you the uncooked amount. Needless to say after the weekend of eating I had, a big bowl of foliage was calling my name.