Crazy Easy Italian Salad Recipe

This Easy Italian Salad Recipe is not only delicious but incredibly quick to make. Perfect for a lunch, brunch or picnic meal!


Chopped Salad Recipe that can be made with ham, bacon or meatless.

Now that summer is nearly here, it is time to make more summertime salads. While I love them, I just cannot get myself to eat a lot of them when it is cold outside. With the weather warming up, I have been making salads and loving the chance to use some of the beautiful fresh summer produce that is available now.

Chopped Salad Recipe that can be made with ham, bacon or meatless


What is nice about this easy chopped salad is that it does not take a long time to make and you can make it ahead of time. I change up the greens once in a while and I like to add chickpeas, but you can omit them and add tofu or white beans if you like.


Chopped Salad Recipe that can be made with ham, bacon or meatless


Easy Italian Salad Recipe


It Salad Recipe
Recipe type: Italian Salad Recipe
Serves: 8
  • 4-5 cups chopped iceberg, romaine or butter lettuce (any combination)
  • ½ cup julienne sliced salami
  • ½ cup deli turkey or ham chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 16 oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 1 box cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Mix all ingredients, except the cheese together in a bowl
  2. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. Top with cheese and toss.
  4. Just before serving, toss with bottled or Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.



To make a meatless Italian salad recipe, omit the turkey and salami.


tips to streamline recipes

This recipe can be made in minutes with the following swaps:

  • Use a bagged salad for the recipe
  • Use pre-chopped turkey breast to put this together quickly
  • Use pre-shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Make this the night before and voila, lunch is ready!

Simple Italian Salad recipe for a nice lunch or dinner idea. No need to turn on the oven for this meal!



What is your favorite summer salad?

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  1. It’s so simple and perfect. That’s my favorite lunch for this time of year.

  2. This salad sounds delicious! It’s so hot here in Mississippi right now, I’m craving salad every day!

  3. Salads are a big party of our summer diet, so I’m glad you shared this on Merry Monday. Pinned.


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