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Italian Chopped Salad

This Italian Chopped Salad is sure to be your new favorite salad. With salami, ham, crunchy cucumber, pepperonchini, and more, you will be making this all summer long! And the dressing is so easy to make but really packs in the flavor.

Italian chopped salad in a large ceramic bowl with layers of cherry tomatoes, cubed ham, chopped salami, chopped cucumbers, onions and lettuce

This dressing is so easy to make. I like to add all of the ingredients to a small mason jar, just shake it up and pour! It takes no time at all and is better for you than most store-bought options.

Easy Italian Dressing:
  • Olive Oil (or avocado oil)
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Oregano
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

The dressing is really the only component that you have to make, which is what makes this recipe so simple and delicious! But you can also take the extra step to marinate your onions. I prefer them this way, but thinly sliced raw red onion is perfect too. I don’t have an onion marinade recipe, I always use Teri’s from No Crumbs Left.

Italian chopped salad in a large ceramic bowl with layers of cherry tomatoes, cubed ham, chopped salami, chopped cucumbers, onions and lettuce with hand pouring Italian dressing over it
Italian Chopped Salad Variations:
  • Use different greens as the base
  • Switch up the fresh veggies (bell peppers, celery etc)
  • Try different toppings (marinated artichokes, olives, mozzarella)
  • Add more meats (prosciutto, turkey, pepperoni)
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Italian Chopped Salad

Sara
This Italian Chopped Salad is sure to be your new favorite salad. With salami, ham, crunchy cucumber, pepperonchini, and more, you will be making this all summer long!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce large or 2 romaine hearts
  • 1 Cucumber chopped
  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Cubed Ham
  • 1 cup Genoa Salami chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pepperonchinis sliced

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil or avocado oil
  • 2 Tbls Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbls Oregano
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash and dry your romaine lettuce and chop. Add it as the base in a large salad bowl then add in the remaining salad ingredients (chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, sliced pepperonchini, and meats)
  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small mason jar, secure lid and shake to combine (can also whisk in a bowl)
    Then pour all over the salad and toss to combine
    Enjoy right away – if saving for later, keep the salad and dressing separate until ready to eat

Notes

Italian Chopped Salad Variations:
  • Use different greens as the base
  • Switch up the fresh veggies (bell peppers, celery etc)
  • Try different toppings (marinated artichokes, olives, mozzarella)
  • Add more meats (prosciutto, turkey, pepperoni)

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 10gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 991mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1276IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg
Keyword clean eating, keto, paleo, salad
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I simply can not get enough of this salad! It’s so well balanced and refreshing. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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