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

    • 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)
    • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon diced shallot
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • salt
    • pepper
    • ½ cup olive oil
    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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    1. A Lovely! fresh salad to serve with all the flavors. Blessings for a beautiful weekend. Catherine

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

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

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

    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!

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

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

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

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

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


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