Chopped Salad

Today is officially the first day of Summer (woohoo!) and what could be more fitting than a summertime salad filled with veggies?

Unless, of course… you add salami and provolone to produce a cross between a Muffuletta sandwich and an Antipasto platter… in a bowl.

(I love one dish meals.)

My friend, Rachel, at The Fromagette posted this beauty a few months back and I’ve wanted to try it ever since.  In fact, I’ve been trying lots of recipes, which accounts for why I don’t post more often.

If I listed all of the incredible food we’ve enjoyed this past year, it would fill two posts and require untold hours of linking.  (Hmmm… maybe I will someday.)  For now, allow me to say:  Thank you from the bottom of our stomachs!

Getting back to this gem, it inspired a picnic!  It also required The Man Of Few Words’ assistance for the action shots.  (He’s so helpful…xo!)

Chopped Salad  (adapted from the original recipe here)

12 small pimiento stuffed green olives, halved

1/2 c. water-packed roasted red peppers, drained & diced

1/4 c. green onions, chopped

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/4 c. pepperoncini, drained & sliced into rings

1 small head of Romaine lettuce, chopped

2 oz. provolone cheese, cubed

2 oz. salami, diced

Vinaigrette

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 small garlic clove, finely minced

1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. sugar, or to taste

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk together vinaigrette; drizzle over salad and toss lightly.

Makes two generous servings.

Paired with a slice of garlic toast, it was the perfect welcome to the Summer months ahead!

Enjoying “friend-ly” food,

~ Kim

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12 thoughts on “Chopped Salad

  1. This looks amazingly good. I love anything with green olives. I’ve been craving veggies lately and am due a trip to the farmer’s market soon. Hope they’ll have some nice lettuces.

  2. Friends, please forgive me for not responding to you individually… it’s been “one of those weeks.” (More intention than time…) Thank you for stopping by to comment — I’ll catch up with ya on your blogs! :)

  3. Wow! Some great-looking colourful stuff you’ve got here, dear! Those olives did such a fine job by adding vibrant colours to the dish. One dish meal is always so handy, fits all occasion,

  4. Dear Kimby,

    I absolutely love these kind of simple salads especially in summer. Making your own vinaigrette is also a treat coz you can decide what goes into it to match too.

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