My Favorite Cheesecake Factory Salad Makeover

Who¬†loves a¬†Cheesecake Factory BLT Chopped Salad more than cheesecake???? This girl. I’ve only been there a few times, but I found a salad there that I love soooo much. This begs the question: A salad? At cheesecake factory? Why?

See, here’s the thing. When one goes to the Cheesecake Factory, one wants to enjoy the cheesecake right? Therefore, eating a salad as a meal preceding the cheesecake makes perfect sense. One must save room for the cheesecake! That is how I discovered this salad. Or a salad much like this.

I believe the salad I ordered at Cheesecake Factory had chopped apples and some chicken in it too (but it’s been about a year since I’ve been there so I can’t remember all the specifics). Add those to this if you like. All I know is that this salad is so good that our family devoured a huge bowl of it – two days in a row. And I want to make it again tomorrow.

Helpful hint: Want to get your kids to like salad? Add BACON.

BLT Chopped Salad with Feta Cheese

BLT Chopped Salad with Feta CheeseYum

My Favorite Cheesecake Factory Salad Makeover
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 6 cups chopped mixed greens, lettuce, or spinach (any combination you like)
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • ½ pound bacon, cut into bites, cooked, and drained
  • 1-2 cups sweet corn, cooked and cooled
  • 1-2 chopped avocado
  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbles
  • Dressing:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one lime (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste (I put in a few shakes of each)
Instructions
  1. Toss salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. In a small jar, shake together dressing ingredients.
  3. Pour over salad and toss.
  4. Serve right away!

This is a perfect spring or summertime meal. I think I could eat this every day. And believe it or not, I don’t even have to have cheesecake afterward. :)

I can’t tell you how delicious and flavorful this is. You MUST try it. Every bite is delicious.

What’s your favorite thing to get at Cheesecake Factory?

Comments

  1. Lisa says

    This looks amazing! How many do you think it would serve?

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    Laura Reply:

    I double this for my family of 6, but we are BIG eaters. :)

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    Kelly in Oregon Reply:

    You double it to serve 6 as a main course, or as a side?

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    Laura Reply:

    Main course, but with bread or something filling to go with it for the teenagers. :)

  2. says

    This salad was so good! I traded cheddar for feta because it’s what I had and a lemon for the lime juice, we also threw in some grilled chicken breasts since it was dinner. All of my kids ate this salad!

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  3. Stacy says

    So good! I used spinach for the greens and added a little honey to the dressing. My salad averse 7, 5 and 4 year olds gobbled it up tonight!

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  4. Emily says

    I’ve made this salad several times since you posted it, and I’m coming back to add it to this week’s meal plan. Yum!!

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