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Italian Chopped Salad in a glass bowl on a round white marble board
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Italian Chopped Salad

This Italian Chopped Salad is the perfect recipe for a crowd. It works for lunch or dinner and is loaded with meat and cheese, crunchy romaine and other veggies, all tossed in a light vinaigrette!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chopped Salad, Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 398kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer


Chopped Salad

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium head radicchio, finely chopped
  • 1 large English cucumber, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 6.5-oz. jar artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini rings
  • 1/2 cup green olives with pimento, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb. hard salami slices, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 lb. sharp provolone slices, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling, if desired

Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar. Shake well. Set aside.

Chopped Salad

  • In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Toss. Pour dressing over the salad and toss until all ingredients are well coated. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired. If you want to enjoy the salad over a few days, only toss each portion with desired amount of dressing. Refrigerate any additional salad and dressing. Let dressing come to room temperature before using again.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1407mg | Potassium: 683mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7712IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 2mg