Italian Chopped Salad with Salami

Colorful, flavorful, and lettuce-free!

As much as I love a good, leafy salad, I sometimes get tired of all that lettuce. Oddly enough, lots of people don’t consider a salad a “salad” unless it has one of leafy greens like spinach, romaine, or maybe scariest of all, kale, lol! I’m here to break that stigma with this lettuce-free Italian Chopped Salad!

With cherry tomatoes, garbanzo beans, pepperocinis, red bell peppers, and of course, salami, this salad is amazingly delicious and unapologetically lettuce-free. The saltiness of the salami combined with shredded mozzarella gives the salad a hearty base, while the garbanzo beans and apple cider vinaigrette add texture and a subtle kick. Best of all, this leafless salad comes together in under five minutes and can be kept in the fridge for leftover all week long.

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Here’s how you’ll make my Italian Chopped Salad with Salami:

  1. Toss everything together and season with salt and pepper. Feel free to edit or add ingredients based on preference!
  2. Enjoy cold or room temperature. Saves well in fridge.
Bright, flavorful, and completely lettuce-free!

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Italian Chopped Salad with Salami

Colorful, flavorful, and lettuce-free!
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Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 entrée salads

Ingredients
  

For the salad

  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1/2 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sliced pepperocinis
  • 1/4 cup jarred roasted bell peppers chopped
  • 10 slices dry salami chopped
  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • drizzle of vinaigrette

For the apple cider vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • kosher salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

For the salad

  • Toss everything together and season with salt and pepper.
  • Feel free to edit or add ingredients based on preference! Enjoy cold or room temperature. Saves well in the fridge.

For the apple cider vinaigrette

  • Combine apple cider vinegar, olive oil, smashed garlic, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Drizzle over salad and enjoy!
Keyword apple cider vinaigrette, apple cider vinegar, cherry tomatoes, dijon mustard, garbanzo beans, lettuce free salad, mozzarella, salami, shallot
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