Friday, May 16, 2014

Italian Chopped Salad

Just in time for your weekend menu, I'm sharing this Italian Chopped Salad.   This would make a great side dish or pile it on for a main course salad!

Italian Chopped Salad | Cooking on the Front Burmer



Fresh ingredients, a bit of pasta and crispy pancetta topped with a creamy homemade Italian dressing make for a great flavor combination!


Italian Chopped Salad

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
    Salad
    • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
    • 1 cup cooked ditalini pasta (rinsed and cooled)
    • 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed well
    • ½ cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
    • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives sliced in half
    • 2 oz. diced panetta cooked until crispy
    • ¼ cup diced provolone cheese
    • sliced pepperoncini peppers (to taste)
    Dressing
    • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon diced shallot
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • salt
    • pepper
    • ½ cup olive oil
    Instructions
    1. Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl then divide between 2 plates.
    2. To make dressing, combine all ingredients except olive oil in a small food processor and process for about one minute.
    3. Add olive oil in a slow steady stream until well mixed
    4. Pour over salad
    5. This will make 2 large salads or 4 small
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    10 comments:

    1. A Lovely! fresh salad to serve with all the flavors. Blessings for a beautiful weekend. Catherine

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    2. This looks delicious, Deb! :) I am going to have to pop over and check it out.

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    3. I love a big ole chopped salad, Deb, and this one looks amazing! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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    4. Chopped salads are the best and I love all of the flavors in this one! Yum!

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    5. I am all about salads lately and this chopped salad looks delicious! Can't wait to check out the recipe, thanks for sharing Deb :) Pinning!

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    6. looks like a cool crunchy tasty summer treat!!

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    7. Oooo..this reminds me of an Olive Garden salad! Looks fantastic, Deb!

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    8. Deb, this salad looks like it could definitely become one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a great Monday!

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    9. I love a good salad, Deb! This looks like a family favorite for sure!

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    10. I'm such a salad fanatic and this recipe looks right up my alley!

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