Chopped Salad Recipe with tomatoes avocado pear and kumquats
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Chopped Salad Recipe with Tomato, Avocado, Pears, and Kumquats

A Chopped Salad recipe with tomatoes, pear, avocado, kumquats, and nuts.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 pear chopped
  • 1/2 cup kumquats seeded and sliced (or used candied orange peel)
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup candied mixed nuts, see below recipe
  • a few handfuls of greens optional


  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup grape-seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemongrass paste

candied nuts:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • dash salt
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash cayenne or red pepper spice


for candied nuts

  • Combine water, nuts, and sugar in a pan over medium high heat. Stir using a wooden spoon until the sugar crystalizes (about 5 minutes). Add in salt, cinnamon and spice. Lay out on parchment paper to cool.

for the salad

  • Chop everything. Whisk together dressing. Toss everything in the dressing and serve!


The salad we had at the dinner had candied orange peel but the sweetness of kumquats is a good substitute if you don't have time to candy orange peel from scratch.