ITALIAN CHOPPED SALAD

Flavorful and hearty, this Italian Chopped Salad has all of the great flavors of Italy in one huge salad!

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  •  Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings as a main dish, 16 servings as a side dish

INGREDIENTS

DRESSING

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

SALAD

  • 1 cup ditalini pasta
  • 3 cups chopped romaine hearts
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained
  • 1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup cubed salami
  • 1 cup cubed Provolone
  • 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • Pepperoncini peppers

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the dressing, combine the vinegar, honey, mustard, seasoning and garlic in a blender. Season with salt and pepper. Blend to combine. Slowly stream in the olive oil to emulsify. Alternately, add all the ingredients to a jar and shake until completely combined slightly thickened.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, chickpeas, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, salami, provolone, cucumber, pepperoni and green onions. Add in the cooled pasta. Add in the dressing and toss to coat.
  4. Serve the salad topped with a few whole pepperoncini peppers.

Source: https://www.tasteandtellblog.com

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