Robust Italian Salad Recipe
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Robust Italian Salad Recipe

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I toss together is salad to go with any Italian main dish. It has a hearty combination of lettuce, pastrami, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.—Shelley McKinney, New Castle, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) sliced pastrami, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, optional
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 cup salad croutons
  • Sliced ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 74 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Top with croutons and olives if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Robust Italian Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p7

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acooley1 User ID: 62623 26500
Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"easy and delicious! I brought leftover salad to work yesterday and my coworker said, "Boy, I wish I had a salad that looked like that!""

MY REVIEW User ID: 5407286 38237
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Great! Looks nice, too."

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