May 21, 2024

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Italian Chopped Salad – Spoon Fork Bacon

A very delicious and satisfying Italian Chopped Salad! We always say we love a great entree salad and this is certainly up there as one of our favorites! It has so many delicious little bits tucked away between the shredded romaine and radicchio. We promise there’s nothing boring and bland about this salad!

The best Italian Chopped Salad recipe on a platter.

We love an entree salad and consider an Italian Chopped Salad to be one of the greats! It’s so delicious, hearty and satisfying! We love how you get a little bit of everything in each forkful, making every bite the perfect bite.

You get crunch from the romaine lettuce and radicchio, some freshness from the tomatoes, some nice acidity from the pepperoncini peppers and vinaigrette, saltiness from the salami and olives, and creamy goodness from the provolone cheese and garbanzo beans. See?? This salad really has it all! Plus, you can customize it so many different ways to suit your taste (and mood!).

This salad comes together in no time. Plus you can chop everything up to a couple days ahead of time (and whisk together the vinaigrette) and then just toss all the ingredients together when you’re ready to serve it!

How to Make Our Italian Chopped Salad Recipe

Ingredients for an Italian chopped salad.

Process

  1. Combine shredded romaine (or little gems) and radicchio into a large salad bowl and toss together.
The base lettuce for an Italian chopped salad.
  1. Add remaining salad ingredients.
Italian chopped salad in a wood bowl.
  1. Drizzle vinaigrette over chopped salad and toss together. Serve.
Italian chopped salad in a wood bowl tossed together.

Variations

One of our favorite things about this Italian chopped salad is the subtle tweaks you can make within the salad to really make it your own!

  • Not a fan of provolone? Swap it our with fresh (or part-skim) mozzarella or some shaved ricotta salata!
  • Radicchio too bitter for you? Just double up on romaine, use shredded cabbage (purple or green) or even shredded iceberg lettuce instead!
  • Make it vegetarian friendly – Omit the salami!
  • Add more protein – Throw in a couple chopped hard boiled eggs!
  • Not into pepperoncinis or olives? Omit them all together or swap them out for thinly sliced red onion!
  • Want a different vinaigrette or dressing option? Use your favorite Italian dressing instead!
  • Add even more crunch – Add some chopped cucumber and/or carrot.
Italian chopped salad on a platter.

Chopped Salad Serving Suggestions

Our favorite way to eat our chopped salad is as the meal itself, since it’s so hearty thanks to the garbanzo beans, provolone and salami. We usually serve it with our garlic bread, cheesy roasted garlic and herb pane bianco or our sour cream and chive drop biscuits.

There are definitely occasions that call for this salad to be served on the side. Some of our favorites dishes to serve with this salad are:

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Close up on a Italian chopped salad.
Red wine vinaigrette in a jar with tomatoes on the side.
Italian chopped salad recipe on a platter.

Italian Chopped Salad

A very delicious and satisfying Italian Chopped Salad! We always say we love a great entree salad and this is certainly up there as one of our favorites! It has so many delicious little bits tucked away between the shredded romaine and radicchio. We promise there’s nothing boring and bland about this salad!

PRINT RECIPE

Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Servings: 4

  INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Combine shredded romaine (or little gems) and radicchio into a large salad bowl and toss together.

  • Add remaining salad ingredients.

  • Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and toss together. Serve.

  NOTES  

**Nutritional Information does not include red wine vinaigrette** Variations
  • Not a fan of provolone? Swap it our with fresh (or part-skim) mozzarella or some shaved ricotta salata!
  • Radicchio too bitter for you? Just double up on romaine or use shredded cabbage (purple or green) instead!
  • Make it vegetarian friendly – Omit the salami!
  • Add more protein – Throw in a couple chopped hard boiled eggs!
  • Not into pepperoncinis or olives? Omit them all together or swap them out for thinly sliced red onion!
  • Want a different vinaigrette or dressing option? Use your favorite Italian dressing instead!
  • Add even more crunch – Add some chopped cucumber and/or carrot.

Calories: 345kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 20g Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 9g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 1311mg Potassium: 560mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 3143IU Vitamin C: 31mg Calcium: 283mg Iron: 3mg

CUISINE: Italian

KEYWORD: entree salad, Italian salad

COURSE: dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

DIET : Gluten Free