The trick to a tremendous chopped salad is making all the ingredients as close to the same size as you can. You can make it southwestern by adding black beans and corn, or a waldorf by adding apples and nuts. The possibilities are endless! I love doing salads like this because I can cater to each family members tastes. For instance; my husband loves celery in his salad. I can't stand it. I like celery for just eating or dipping, but mixed in my salad it makes me cringe.
I love to put a chopped salad in a jar as well, for easy picnics. Here are several options for your salad:
Hard Boiled Egg
the list goes on and on... but you get the idea. Top with your favorite dressing and you are all set.