Italian Chopped Salad
Pretty much a charcuterie board in a salad and I don’t mind one bit! The Italian dressing is very tasty and necessary for this salad. Everything pairs perfectly and the best part is that you probably have most of these items in your fridge or pantry. No real cooking necessary.
I went with iceberg lettuce here, which I will admit is not my usual go to lettuce. But I felt like that was the one that would keep it old school and true to form. I really enjoyed it by the way. I’m now seeing a proper wedge salad in my near future. I also am really loving the radicchio in this salad, it adds a bitterness that levels up dish.
The garbanzo beans/chickpeas should be drained, rinsed and dried. They add some extra protein and are nutrient packed. The salami, provolone cheese and olives are the ideal ingredients to add to an Italian salad.
This is a simple and delicious Italian salad dressing to pair with your yummy salad. Its fairly basic with olive oil and red wine vinegar taking center stage. The mustard, garlic, honey and freshly grated Parmesan cheese are great accompaniments though.
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Italian Chopped Salad
- 1 large head iceberg lettuce, sliced thin
- 1/2 lb salami, peeled + sliced (or cubed)
- 1/2 lb provolone, cubed
- 1 small red onion, sliced thin
- 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 head radicchio, sliced
- 15 oz chickpeas, drained, rinsed + dried
- 3/4 cup Kalamata olives, halved
- 6 pepperoncini, sliced
- Make the dressing first by whisking all of the ingredients together until smooth. Taste the dressing and adjust the flavors if necessary. Let the sit the flavors meld together while you prepare the salad ingredients.
- Toss everything to coat in the dressing and serve with fresh Italian bread.
Looks Amazingly Flavorful…Yummmmm!!!!
HI Ambrosia, Thank you so much! you will love this salad!
SO delicious! If you’re in Canada, this is a better version of the East Side Mario’s salad. Really easy to make.
Hey Alana! Thanks for the beautiful comment! Glad you liked the salad! Cheers!
How long would this hold up in the fridge?
Hi Crystal, if the salad and dressing are kept separately, should last a day or two.
I had to make this immediately after finding the recipe. So delicious. I made a few subs along the way – monk fruit instead of honey and I double the mustard to make it a bit zestier. I’m kind of obsessed with this recipe and love the vinaigrette.
Hi Mary, This is definitely a salad to get obsessed with lol. I have also been making different variations from my neighbors recipe I shared. Really taste and go and adjust to your own palate. Glad you enjoyed!
Very light and tasty! I am the only one eating it so I bought vine ripe tomatoes to slice and put on top just before eating. I’ll also wait until I dish the salad before I put the dressing on as the salad will not be consumed all in one day and would get soggy. Very good 👍🏻
Hi Diane, You’re not wrong – you definitely need to store it separate from the dressing! Thank you for the feedback and I’m glad you liked the salad!
A million stars! So damn good and will be making the dressing for other salads.
Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for your kind comment and I’m super happy you liked the salad!
This is such a delicious salad! Like an Italian sub but without the bread! I have made this before and loved it! Today I am doing food prep for my week and decided this would be great for work lunches. So i am prepping it all and keeping it separate for longevity!
That’s perfect Lesley! I hope you enjoy it all week long!!
This sounds delicious. Am making it this weekend. Can you mix the salad ingredients and the dressing separately ahead and then put together later? Thanks.
Hi Linda! Definitely you can prep the salad before hand. Just, yes keep the dressing separate from the salad so as to avoid sogginess. Hope you enjoy this weekend!
Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly. Thanks so much!
Hi Holland! So happy to read this message! Thank you!
Can’t wait to make this!! I think I’ll roast the chickpeas
Hi Jennifer, Perfect adjustment! LOVE roasted chickpeas!
This is delicious! The flavor combination is so so good! a hit with the whole family.
Hi Mary! Happy to read that! Thanks for trying the recipe!
Glad you enjoyed!
Excellent combination of ingredients. I served it at-home at a friend’s home and at a cookout. It went over quite well. I had only one person not like it out of just over a dozen. I wil. Be using it again for sure
Hi Richard! Glad the salad was a win with your friends! Thank you so much for the rating!
Super easy to make, flavor was amazing!
Hi Alissa, I agree with you! Thanks for trying out the salad and for rating it!
So fresh and delicious ! Thank you !!!
Hi Shantell, Thanks for trying the salad and leaving a sweet review!