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Italian Chopped Salad

Just say YES to this amazing Italian chopped salad... based on the salad from California Pizza kitchen, this salad is full of vegetables with a touch of Italian deli meats, and is reminiscent of a deconstructed Italian hoagie. Best of all, it's very easily customizable to your preference. Easy and tasty!
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 435kcal
Author Marie

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 large Iceburg lettuce chopped (can mix with romaine)
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes chopped
  • ½ small red onion chopped fine
  • handful basil chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas (cooked, may use canned) chopped
  • ¼ cup peppers jarred pepperoncini or roasted peppers
  • ¼ pound mozzarella chopped
  • ¼ pound salami chopped
  • ¼ pound prosciutto chopped
  • 4 tbsp grated cheese (parmesan)
  • ¼ cup black olives chopped, optional

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano

Instructions

For the salad

  • Rinse and dry all produce then chop ingredients
  • In a large serving bowl, add chopped lettuce and top with all other ingredients in the order shown.
  • Serve immediately with dressing.
  • The salad is best eaten in its entirety after assembling as it gets soggy the next day.

For the dressing

  • Mix all ingredients and whisk well. Substitute water for half of the olive oil to reduce calories.

Notes

May use water in place of half the olive oil to decrease calories. 

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1238IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg