Italian Salad Recipe
Italian Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Making up different salad dressings is a hobby of mine. The dressing and the extra ingredients makes this so delicious.—Regina Bianchi, Bessemer, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small head lettuce, torn
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, onions, celery, mozzarella cheese, olives and tomato. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 232 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small head lettuce, torn
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. In a bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, onions, celery, mozzarella cheese, olives and tomato. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p19

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