Elevate your salad game with this easy and nutritious Italian Chopped Salad recipe!
Packed with wholesome goodness and vibrant colours, this salad is a year-round staple recipe. Even with the colder weather approaching, sometimes all you crave is the crispness and freshness of a good salad. With crunchy lettuce, tangy parmesan, fibrous chickpeas and a creamy dressing to pull it all together – this salad will satisfy all your cravings.
Not to mention this recipe is super satiating and filling thanks to the added salami and chickpeas – we always love adding in protein and fiber whenever possible! Having balanced meals helps to balance your blood sugar and thus helps to reduce those sugar cravings!
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For the dressing:
1/3CupExtra-Virgin Olive Oil
3TablespoonsRed Wine Vinegar
1TeaspoonDijon Mustardplus additional, if desired
1TeaspoonSea Saltplus additional, if desired
3/4TeaspoonGround Black Pepperplus additional, if desired
For the salad:
4CupsIceberg Lettucefinely chopped; this is about one head
3CupsRomaine Lettucefinely chopped; this is about one head
4Persian Cucumberschopped; this is optional, but highly recommended
1 15-ounce can Garbanzo Beansdrained and rinsed
1/2CupGrated Parmesan Cheeseplus more for topping, if desired
To make this salad, start by preparing the dressing. Whisk the dressing ingredients together, in a small bowl, until they’re fully combined. Taste and add additional seasonings, if desired.
Next, chop your iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, Persian cucumbers, and salami, and add them to a large bowl alongside the garbanzo beans, olives, diced tomatoes, and grated parmesan cheese.
Toss to combine, then pour the dressing on top and toss once more until the salad ingredients are fully coated in the dressing.
Taste your tossed salad, and top with more cheese, if desired. Serve immediately, and enjoy!