Making a large interesting Italian Chopped Salad at the start of the week will encourage healthy eating all week long. My Creamy Italian Dressing is a must! |

Best Italian Chopped Salad

Best Italian Chopped Salad is full of vibrant ingredients, and makes dinner time interesting. Combining romaine lettuce with veggies, chick peas, olives, mozzarella cheese, salami, and a creamy Italian Dressing encourages healthy eating all week long.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword best chopped salad, creamy Italian Dressing, Italian chopped salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 large salads
Calories 440 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


For the salad:

  • 10-12 cups romaine lettuce - cleaned and chopped
  • 2 cups radicchio (or other lettuce of your choice) - chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion - sliced thin
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes - halved
  • 8 ounces sliced Bella mushrooms
  • 1 can garbanzo beans - rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 4 ounces salami - sliced in strips
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese - cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste


  1. For the salad: Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl, or six main dish serving bowls.

  2. For the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a salad shaker or a mason jar. Shake well, and drizzle over salads to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Best Italian Chopped Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 1023mg44%
Potassium 551mg16%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 9920IU198%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 340mg34%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.