Zesty Chopped Salad

March 14, 2018

are you ever just craving a good salad but never know where to get one and then you make one at home and it just isn't all that filling or satisfying? I promise you this salad will change all that. it packs a serious punch with all of the different flavors floating around, not only in the toppings but also in the absolutely delicious vinaigrette. 


I highly suggest you give the recipe below a shot [assuming you like all of the ingredients] like most of my dishes, feel free to switch things depending on your liking/cravings. the nice thing about the ingredients I've included is that they are mostly lying around in your fridge anyways. so although it might seem like a long ingredient list, peep through your fridge and cabinets before you go purchasing everything. 


this salad would work perfectly as a side dish [I like to serve it with my Sausage Stromboli] but it would also work as the main entree for either lunch or dinner. 


Yields: 4 servings               Prep Time: 15-20 minutes



2/3 cup cooked ditalini pasta [optional]

1 large head of romaine lettuce, chopped

1/3 cup chickpeas 

1/3 cup cucumber, chopped

1/3 cup red onion, very thinly sliced

1/3 cup hearts of palm, chopped [big chunks]

6 slices of salami

½ cup ciliengini mozzarella, halved

¼ cup Greek olives, chopped

¼ cup pepperoncini, chopped

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 

½ tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp. kosher salt  

¼ - ½ cup of my Lemon & Za’atar-Spiced Vinaigrette



If adding the ditalini pasta, cook according to the directions on the package.

Chopped all of your veggie/salad ingredients to your preferred sizes.

-- I specified the sizes I prefer to have mine chopped above.

Toss all of the ingredients in a large bowl.  

Add your desired amount of vinaigrette and toss until everything is well-combined and coated in dressing.

Season with salt and oregano. 

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