Italian Chopped Salad

chopped salad recipe

A tiny green salad may not satisfy a hearty eater, but this salad will.  Packed with flavorful goodies and plenty of protein, this Italian-inspired meal is a complete lunch or dinner in itself (OK, maybe with a hunk of crusty bread dipped in olive oil).  Check out the olive bar at your grocery store to find all sorts of delicious marinated and pickled items you can toss into this salad.  Things like Peppadews, olives, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, marinated mushrooms & pearl onions, capers, and sundried tomatoes are all great options.  When choosing a salami, pick one made from sustainably raised animals, such as Applegate Farms (my favorite).

Not sure what dressing to use?  Whip up one of these easy dressings.

You can always serve salad in a big bowl, I just like how appealing it looks on a platter:

chopped salad

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  1. Looks delicious. Love all those flavors together.

  2. Thanks for using Applegate’s 5 star salami! Another fan Tom says: “I found this salami to have the perfect balance of spice and flavor. Not too spicy, and cut fairy thin which is also to my liking. Very enjoyable.” Sounds prefect for your Italian Chopped Salad! Full nutritional info can be found at: http://bit.ly/9ZEYJZ. Buon Appetito!!