10 Minute Crazy-Good Italian Chopped Salad

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When spring and summer arrive, all I crave is a delicious, crunchy salad that’s both refreshing and satisfying. Imagine a salad packed with crisp lettuce, tangy parmesan cheese, savory salami, and a creamy dressing – it’s simply irresistible! That’s why I’ve put together my 10 Minute Crazy-Good Italian Chopped Salad, and let me tell you, it lives up to its name. I can’t seem to get enough of it lately, and I bet you’ll feel the same way too!

And let’s not forget about the dressing – it’s the star of the show! This homemade dressing is unbelievably creamy and flavorful, you might find yourself tempted to eat it straight from the spoon. With just a handful of simple ingredients, it’s also perfect for dipping veggies as a light snack.

10 Minute Crazy-Good Italian Chopped Salad

Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Salad
Servings 4


For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard plus more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt plus more if desired
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper plus more if desired

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups Iceberg Lettuce finely chopped (about one head)
  • 3 cups Romaine Lettuce finely chopped (about one head)
  • 4 Persian Cucumbers chopped (optional but recommended)
  • 1/2 cup Salami finely chopped
  • 1 15- ounce can Garbanzo Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives chopped
  • 3/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese plus more for topping if desired


  • Begin by preparing the dressing. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, Persian cucumbers, salami, garbanzo beans, olives, diced tomatoes, and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Toss the salad ingredients together until well combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss once more until everything is evenly coated.
  • Taste the salad and add more cheese if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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