WHY WE'RE COLLABORATING WITH NANCY SILVERTON

When it comes to salad… or pizza...  or bread (well, anything really), Nancy Silverton is a legend. Popping by her trio of Melrose Ave restaurants is a must for any LA trip, and we couldn’t be more proud to bring her famous salad to sweetgreen in our first-ever national collaboration.

Nancy’s Chopped Salad is the one recipe that Nancy literally put her name on, and it’s her favorite dish at her pizzeria. With organic salami, shaved parm, pickled celery and an Italian-inspired vinaigrette, it’s a bowl with aggressive flavors that we can’t stop eating. “It’s a combination of ingredients I’ve always loved,” says Nancy of her famous salad. And we think you will, too.

sg x Nancy

HISTORY OF THE CHOPPED SALAD

WHO'S NANCY?

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BRINGING THE CHOPPED TO SWEETGREEN

Being in the salad business, we were stoked on the idea of bringing Nancy’s Chopped Salad into all 86 sweetgreen locations.

“When you do a collaboration, the only way it can really work is if you are able to incorporate some of their core ingredients and kinda tweak them a little,” says Silverton.

And tweak we did. We swapped parm for mozz, romaine and kale for iceberg. To get the acidic bite of pepperoncini, we pickled the celery. “Ooh, that pickled celery! Very nice!” Nancy said when she bit into our new ingredient.

With slight edits that honor the flavor profile of Nancy’s iconic bowl, you can consider this the “remix” of the famous chopped salad.

 

THE STORY OF THE SALAD

In the 1970s, a young chef named Nancy Silverton enjoyed a salad at a Beverly Hills eatery, La Scala Boutique.

Its flavors were bold, and the combination reminded her of the antipasti plates from the pizzeria of her childhood — relish trays with pepperoncinis, cheese, green onions and salami.

When Nancy was opening Pizzeria Mozza, she knew the salad had to go on the menu. The Nancy’s Chopped Salad is now a veritable LA icon with distinct craveability.

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"It’s one of those salads where you wake up and think, I'll have the chopped salad today."

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SG X NANCY X DEERDANA

We partnered with our friends at DEERDANA on a limited-edition tee to celebrate our collab, featuring an exclusive illustration of Nancy Silverton. Shop the look before we’re all sold out.

“I always knew it would be the signature salad.”
– Nancy Silverton

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