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Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings (1/2 cup vinaigrette)

For an Italian twist on salad, I mix greens with red onion, mushrooms, olives, pepperoncini, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Add tomatoes and carrots if you like. —Deborah Loop, Clinton Township, Michigan
Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup assorted olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 8 pepperoncini
  • Optional toppings: Chopped tomatoes, shredded carrots and grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; toss lightly. If desired, add toppings.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette ingredients until blended. Serve with salad.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 109 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • annrms
    Dec 20, 2015

    We enjoyed this salad recipe very much. I omitted the mushrooms because some folks do not enjoy eating them. I doubled the other ingredients. I used Castelvetrano olives. Delicious! It is definitely a keeper! Thank you for submitting.

  • HomeChefColleen
    Dec 17, 2015

    LOVE IT! I wish I could give it ten stars! I omitted the olives because I don't like them, but I added cherry tomatoes and goat cheese, used a small Thai pepper instead of the pepperoncini, and threw some croutons on top. But the dressing is awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

  • justmbeth
    Apr 30, 2015

    Good salad, loved the light dressing.

  • kimspacc
    Dec 29, 2014

    Very good!