Italian Chopped Salad


I recently have fallen in love with chopped salads. OMG! If it’s on the menu, I order it. It’s also become my go-to lunch served by itself and/or with a dollop of tuna or egg salad, or a piece of grilled chicken or salmon. It’s crunchy, satisfying and simply delicious!

Italian Chopped Salad
Serves: 4
  • 3 c. Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 c. Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ c. red onion, diced
  • ½ c. Garbonzo beans (canned - rinsed and patted dry)
  • ⅓ c. green pepper, diced
  • ⅓ c. red radish, diced
  • ⅓ c. cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 c. Mozzarella cheese, chopped into small cubes
  • 4 T. white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. ground oregano
  • garlic salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl, add in all ingredients. Toss well.
  2. Add in extra balsamic, oil and garlic salt & pepper to taste.
©2014 Maryann Ridini Spencer, Simply Delicious Living.com


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