Super Italian Chopped Salad Recipe
- 3 cups torn romaine
- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 5 slices deli ham, chopped
- 5 thin slices hard salami, chopped
- 5 slices pepperoni, chopped
- 3 slices provolone cheese, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Pepperoncini, optional
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with pepperoncini, if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
3/4 cup equals 185 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Reviews for Super Italian Chopped Salad
"This is the best ever salad. With each bite chucked full of Italian goodness."
"My husband loves this. Never knew he was such a fan of garbanzo beans. I added some garlic to the dressing and substitutes Swiss for the Provolone."
"This salad was perfect for a busy night! I prepared everything the day before so that I just had to assemble and eat :) The dressing was so good and light! Definitely a hearty filling salad."
"My son wanted a pizza party for his birthday and I made this salad to go on the side for the adults. So so good. Many compliments, many recipe requests, salad bowl was licked clean. Only difference, instead of mixing dressing ingredients I just used kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing. I measured it out according to ingredients in this recipe and just added a tad more after mixing. Everything else stayed the same."
"Made this for super bowl party. Delicious combination of goodness. Try it!??"
"I've been making something similar, but never thought of the garbanzo beans. Sounds really good. I might toast them a bit first, plus I used shaved Parmesan. If you wanted to cut the calories down, use plain artichokes instead of marinated and use turkey ham, salami and pastrami. I do use plain artichokes and also add chopped hearts of palm. Always serve with a variety of dressings and croutons on the side if desired. Made this many times for around 20-30 people at a buffet dinner. Always eaten up."
"Delicious. I will definitely make this again. I left out the artichokes and olives, because we don't care for either. I'm not a fan of heavy dressings, so this was perfect."
"I really liked this salad and so did the rest of the family. The best part was all of the meat involved. The dressing was a bit bland, but was still light and good. I will be using a different dressing the next time I make it."
"Great salad! Lots of goodies in it and the dressing was perfect for it."
"I'm not a fan of Italian dressing, but this salad and the dressing is excellent!"
"I loved the combo of veggies and meat, great one dish dinner for a hot evening w/ a slice of crusty bread! I did add some Italian seasoning to the dressing."
"Nice and light and so yummy. Delicious"
"Nice and light and so yummy. Delicious"
"I made this recipe Sunday for a birthday party and served it with tenderloin steaks! I followed the recipe except I used small cherry tomatoes instead of the medium tomatoes. Great side dish or for a lunch served with crusty bread. Will definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing!!"
"Made this recipe exactly as it is written. Wow! Loved! Loved! Loved! it! A great summertime meal with good bread. Thank you!"
"Wonderful salad ... I served four adults as a main course with a loaf of crusty bread ... we ate very bite. It's a keeper"
"I used to make a recipe very similar for my family when my kids were young. The first warm day of the year called for this salad for supper. We always looked forward to it. Didn't need a recipe then, just what sounded good. This sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try. Probably will limit the meats but other than that, great combo!!"
"This Salad was amazing. I am always looking for new and healthy recipes and this one fit the bill. My friend has diabetes so when he and his wife come over for dinner I try and make things that he can eat on a diet for diabetes. My husband and my friend and his wife loved this salad. They went back for seconds. I substituted regular olives for Kalamata Olives but left everything else the same. Yum, great salad!!!!"
"Fantastic Salad! Very substantial...if fact I served it as a meal with fresh herb breadsticks and a light dessert."
"This salad was fantasic. My family did not like the garbanzo beans so I will omit next time. We did use our favorite salad dressing instead of the one recommended."
"Too much meat in it for us. I made it without any and added extra Garbanzo Beans. After-all they soak up all the cholesterol and add a lot of fibre and proteinWe use only California Virgin Olive Oil and farm produced cheese. It is excellent but don't chop the lettuce too small you need a lot of crunch for this salad. I also added Kalamata Olives."
"I haven't tried this recipe yet but plan to this coming week . I gave it 5 stars because of what goes into it. It sounds so yummy and refreshing! I will come back and give a review after I try it. As for the naysayers....I agree with PugParent, astarbeyond, mnlorraine and toothfairylin.Canddy 1) If you haven't tried it don't be dishin' out all the negitive B.S. 2 To many ingredients and to difficult, Come on .. throw it into a food processor, chop it up, throw it in a bowl, add the dressing and enjoy!!!! That sounds pretty easy to me!! and for GreggJohns... I"m sure you've heard of and have seen "Low Calorie" items that are listed in the recipe at the store, Use them!!!!! But really...185 calories If that's to many...see a Dr. I will post again after I have made it and have given it a try. Thanks for all the great reviews, you all really inspired me to try this!!!! :)"
"I know that this salad is amazing as I make one very similar for my family of 5 kids and husband. I look for new ideas on taste of home and love what I find. What I get sick of is when someone like Canddy or GreggJohns like to make ignorant comments that aren't necessary for the site. If Canddy thinks this has too many unncesary ingredients, she can eat a boring lettice and dressing salad as it seems too difficult to add a few more flavors but easy to criticize. . If Greggjohns is concerned about calorie count, he can check out Nutrisystem as it's helped out Janet Jackson and Terry Bradshaw! Or, there is GastricBypass and even better yet, look for, try and comment on recipes that fit your needs in lieu of making comments on recipes are not listed as "diet food". I wish courtesy & intelligence was contagious."
"it's not too many ingredients at all... it is "antipasto" in a bowl... and then there is the "dressing" ingredients included... goodness! well worth the bit of time to produce a wonderful flavor taste! I'm in... and it will accompany me to potlucks and picnics all year long! thank you for sharing!!"
"Great recipe...and to those miserable people that are looking for company, the mind perceives only what it can comprehend..."
"I gotta say, I'm Italian and never once has it occurred to me to chop up all the ingredients . . . but I can't WAIT to try this! With a loaf of crunchy Italian bread . . . yum!"
"Absolutely delicious.. A great salad for any season.. Fun for the summer picnics for sure.;O)"
"Have not made this yet, but I think I will love it.......I agree withtoothfairylin, there are a lot of people out tere that have nothing to do but criticize others..Please if you don't like a recipe, just don't make it. Others may enjoy it, so just shut up"
"Love this salad. Its also great with a honey mustard dressing!"
"I agree with toothfairylyn. It is so annoying for people to rate a recipe when 1)they don't make it according to the specifications of the printed recipe; 2)they complain about how there is too much fatty ingredients and calories; and 3) they make remarks before they even try the recipe. This is a site for people to try new recipes..simply as that!"
"Still too cold to make salads for the main course. Sounds delicious and easy to make. Will probably make with a low cal dressing as watching the weight."
"I have made something similar to this before..and it was delicious and well received! The nice thing about a recipe like this is you can make it your "own" by just switching up ingredients..but we like it just like this! Once again, I have to say I am really saddened and disgusted by "reviewers" such as canddy, who have not even made the recipe, but choose to leave a mean-spirited remark. (Simple solution to your comment: leave some of the ingredients out!) If someone changes up a recipe and tells us what they did, fine..but when you haven't even tried it..PLEASE pick some other site to leave your "Debbie Downer" remarks. I always wonder how these reviewers would feel if they same thing happened to them?"
"I thought this recipe was great! I loved the variety of meats and also the suggestion to add mozarella cheese. Also, romaine lettuce is much crisper and lasts longer."
"Too many ingredients -not necessary!"
"I wondered how the calorie count could be so low and then I see this is suppose to feed 10??"
"This was super yummy, I would add a lot more salami, ham, and pepperoni and I added some mozeralla in the salad with the provolone. It was delicious!"