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Italian Chopped Salad

Yield 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 8 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce (from 2 large hearts)
  • 1 4-oz. ball fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • 3/4 cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 3 ounces sliced Italian salami (such as sopressata), cut into ribbons
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 162
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • sodium 550 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make dressing: Whisk together vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar. Gradually drizzle in oil, whisking constantly, until dressing is well mixed.

  2. Make salad: In a large bowl, combine lettuce, mozzarella, roasted red and pepperoncini peppers, olives, salami, basil and onion; toss gently to combine. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.