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Italian Chopped Salad

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4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Serves 6
This easy Chopped Salad recipe is a perfect light meal or side dish! Serve it with your favorite pizza, pasta, or classic cookout fare. Adapted from What's Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want by Gaby Dalkin


Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

for the salad

  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 head radicchio
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces fresh pearl mozzarella, drained
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, diced
  • 5 pepperoncini, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoons oregano, for garnish
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, shallot, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper, and set aside.
  • Cut the iceberg lettuce in half through the core, then cut out the core. Slice the lettuce lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips. Repeat with the radicchio.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, radicchio, tomatoes, chickpeas, mozzarella, provolone, and pepperoncini. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Sprinkle with extra oregano, and serve.


Note: Gaby's original recipe calls for 4 ounces cubed Genoa salami. To make this vegetarian, I left it out, and seasoned the salad with a few generous pinches of salt while assembling.