Italian Chopped Salad is basically an Italian sub in a salad! It is filled with chopped romaine lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, green bell pepper, salami, garbanzo beans, Parmesan cheese, and a homemade Italian vinaigrette.
Even though the word “greens” is in my blog name, I still struggle to eat my veggies most days. Before kids, I used to be so good about eating a big salad for lunch, but these days laziness usually wins and I end up eating their lunch leftover. But when I have a salad like this Italian Chopped Salad prep and ready for me to eat, getting my veggies in is not only easy, but delicious too!
This chopped salad is like a huge Italian sub chopped up (minus the bread) and thrown into a big salad bowl. No wimpy salad here. This is so far from one of those salads where some people just pick all the good toppings off and ignore the lettuce.
This Italian Chopped Salad is a salad that you will actually eat allllll the lettuce. All that crunchy delicious romaine lettuce. It balances out the salami, cheese, tomatoes, and chickpeas, and holds up so well to the yummy Italian dressing.
Given the crunchy nature of the romaine lettuce, I would recommend only adding dressing to the salad you are planning to eat immediately. The Italian Chopped salad will not hold up too well with the dressing on it. That said, this salad is great for meal prepping! Just prep the salad all the way up to adding the dressing and then divide it up among your containers. Then when it’s time to eat, just toss with the dressing.
Speaking of the dressing! This is my new favorite and SO easy. EVOO, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning. And a pinch of salt. So tasty!
So if you’re looking to cut back on the sugar, cut back on the carbs, or just add more greens to your life, I have a salad for you…a crunchy, delicious, and satisfying Italian chopped salad!