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Crazy Easy Italian Salad Recipe

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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  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.


I love that I can make a meal without having to turn on the stove or oven. Sometimes you want something refreshing and seasonal and this is it.

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

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


Be sure to check out our other great salad recipes:

Easy Chopped Salad Recipe – This Italian-inspired recipe makes for a wonderful lunch or light dinner in itself.

Mango Arugula Salad Recipe – Argula makes a nice change-up in a green salad. The addition of fresh mango makes this a delightful, colorful salad.

Easy Mediterranean Salad – Another perfectly colorful salad that brightens any table.


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Easy Italian Salad

Easy Italian Salad Recipe

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Course Italian Salad Recipe
Servings 8


  • 4-5 cups chopped iceberg romaine or butter lettuce (any combination)
  • 1/2 cup julienne sliced salami
  • 1/2 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


  • Mix all ingredients, except the cheese together in a bowl
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Top with cheese and toss.
  • Just before serving, toss with bottled or Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.

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


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


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