Kitchen Sink Salad – GF, DF, Corn-free

KS_saladMy version of a kitchen salad is a cross between a waldorf salad and a cobb salad. I really like the tart crunch of apple in an otherwise savory dish. I also like everything finely chopped so that you can get a taste of everything in each bite. This is my go-to lunch during the Summer. It’s easy to make, filling, and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Let’s face it—not heating of any part of the house unnecessarily in a top priority in the South during the Summer.

Salad for one

I’ve been practicing my knife skills!
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 tbsp celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp carrot, finely chopped
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 granny smith apple, chopped
  • 1/4 avocado, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup salad greens

The beauty of a kitchen sink salad is that your imagination is the only limit. Optional additions: chopped jicama, minced onion, green grapes, chopped boiled eggs


My dressing recipe for this salad is about four parts green goddess dressing (I omit the stevia and reduce the water to 1/2 cup.) to 1 part mayonnaise.


Mix all your chopped ingredients with the dressing and place on a bed of salad greens. Garnish with tomatoes and chopped carrot. Serve with gluten-free crackers or crispbreads.


  • For a completely vegan salad, substitute marinated tofu cubes for the chicken and vegan mayonnaise in the dressing.
  • I’ve found that the green goddess dressing will last longer in the refrigerator if you pour a light film of olive oil over the top of the jar. This prevents the avocado from oxidizing. You can always stir in the olive oil before serving.
  • You can even pre-chop all your salad components, except for the avocado, and keep them in the fridge for up to a week. What should be simpler than that!
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23 Responses to Kitchen Sink Salad – GF, DF, Corn-free

  1. Linda says:

    Hopping over from Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday. And may I say yum. I am always on the look out for new salad combinations! Loaded salads are often our at home go to lunch. I use cashews with apples and why I never thought of walnuts? Duh’ it’s not like I never make Waldorf salad. I checked out the Green Goddess recipe too, Thanks for the link. Have a good Memorial Day weekend.

  2. Claire says:

    Whoo this sound tasty, I love avocado but never tried it in salad 🙂


    Thanks for linknig up to the weekend blog hop…

  3. Camille says:

    Mmm, this sounds delish!!

  4. otilia says:

    very cool salad! i can even adapt to suit my diet! thank you for linking up with #FridayFoodie

  5. Jicama is an entirely new one on me, I’d never heard of it at all! I love a nice light salad in the warmer weather – especially with all those different flavours 🙂

  6. Miz Helen says:

    I love a salad like this, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh this looks delicious. Thanks tons for the recipe and thanks for linking to Inspire Me.

  8. lisa lynn says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today 🙂

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  10. Raia says:

    Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays!

  11. Cheryl says:

    What an awesome salad! So happy to see you again on The Yuck Stops Here link party! I hope you’ll continue joining us, visiting others and sharing our party with your followers! See you next week! HUGS!

  12. CJ Huang says:

    I love these types of salads. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on Five Friday Finds! Hope you can stop by and share some more recipes this week. 🙂

  13. I am so happy warmer weather is here. I love salad and literally eat it every day. Thanks for sharing this one at the Yuck Stops Here party! #stoptheyuck

  14. Thanks so much for joining Fluster’s #CreativeMuster party this week. It was a lot of fun to co-host. Hugs, Holly

  15. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  16. Jillian, this looks so fresh and pretty. I love fruit in tossed salads. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinning! 🙂

  17. Michelle says:

    I can get on board with not heating up the house this time of year. I can also get on board with a salad that has nuts and avocado. Thank you for sharing this week!

  18. Thanks for sharing last week on Mostly Homemade Mondays! If you get a minute, hop over today and link up a few more of your favorite posts:

  19. I love a good salad like this. Your combination of ingredients and dressings is lovely. I particularly like the addition of the apple. I’ve featured your salad in my Hearth and Soul post this week. Thank you for being a part of the hop!

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