This Italian Chopped Salad recipe is loaded with all of your favorite Italian-inspired ingredients like salami, mozzarella, parmesan and more! Plus all of the ingredients are chopped so that every bite gets maximum flavor.
About This Recipe
The best part of this recipe is the texture. If you've never had a chopped salad before then this recipe is here to show you what you've been missing! A 'chopped salad' simply means that all of the ingredients get finely chopped. It's easy to eat and every bite gets just the right amount of each ingredient.
This Italian chopped salad is loaded with bold Italian flavors. It's fresh, crunchy, and the big variety of ingredients makes it so satisfying.
The recipe includes a simple homemade Italian Vinaigrette, but you can also use your favorite store-bought version instead.
Here are a few popular substitutions and additions to this recipe:
- Radicchio: this is a purple cabbage-looking vegetable found next to the lettuce in the grocery store. It's a little bitter and spicy and popular in Italian cuisine. If you can't track it down at your local store, feel free to skip it in this recipe.
- Tomatoes: any type of tomato can be used.
- Salami: you can use any type of salami or substitute summer sausage.
- Provolone: this is a popular addition to this salad!
- Pepperoncini: these are found in the condiment aisle. You can also use banana peppers.
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This recipe includes an easy homemade Italian Vinaigrette but you can swap it out for your favorite store bought version. Any similar vinaigrette would also work for this recipe like a red wine or garlic herb vinaigrette.
How to Serve this Recipe
This recipe is hearty enough to serve as a main course but also popular as an appetizer. You could also meal prep it as lunch for the week, or turn it into a sandwich or wrap.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. If you store the lettuce, toppings, and dressing separate you can keep this salad good for about 4 - 5 days. If you mix your salad and then store it, it will become soggy after about a day.
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