Chopped Salad Recipe

    Italian chopped salad on a plate

    One of our favorite salads to whip up is this Italian chopped salad recipe. Using just a handful of go-to ingredients, you can create a delicious meal from this salad in no time.

    This chopped salad recipe is a simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients utilizing cheese, salami, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and an irresistible chopped salad dressing.

    The best part about this chopped salad recipe is that you can swap out many of the ingredients for whatever you have on hand. Don’t have mozzarella cheese on hand? Try swapping in feta cheese instead. Mix things up and try prosciutto instead of salami, or go ahead and toss in some pine nuts for extra crunch.

    An Italian chopped salad is very forgiving and while it’s typically made with romaine lettuce, you can also change out the greens for another kind. The chopped salad dressing that coats all the greens is a really simple creation of red wine vinegar, pepper, and olive oil, making this a yummy salad recipe you can turn to whenever you’re short on time.


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    1. Toss romaine with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
    2. Top the salad with the chopped red pepper, salami, olives, and mozzarella.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.