Italian Chopped Salad

Nutritional Information

Calories 162
Fat 14 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 550 mg


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
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


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

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.

January 2009
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