Super Italian Chopped Salad Recipe
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Super Italian Chopped Salad Recipe

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Antipasto ingredients are sliced and diced to make this substantial salad. I like to buy sliced meat from the deli and chop it all up so you can get a bit of everything in each bite. —Kim Molina, Duarte, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  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.
Editor's Note: Look for pepperoncini (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.
Originally published as Super Italian Chopped Salad in Country October/November 2008, p51

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sunsugar User ID: 1535565 243465
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"This is the best ever salad. With each bite chucked full of Italian goodness."

tt2b123 User ID: 1638440 232434
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"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."

Brilynne1985 User ID: 8312715 229651
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"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."

krk729 User ID: 8414549 227872
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2015

"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."

Mcanz User ID: 8241706 219494
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Made this for super bowl party. Delicious combination of goodness. Try it!??"

Sarajlars User ID: 7751594 105745
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"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."

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 172668
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"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."

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 113647
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"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."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 141598
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"Great salad! Lots of goodies in it and the dressing was perfect for it."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 174151
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I'm not a fan of Italian dressing, but this salad and the dressing is excellent!"

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