Truly the best chopped salad on earth. I could actually drink the dressing. Try it and thank me later.
Italian Chopped Salad
Servings: 4 servings
3 cups romaine lettuce chopped ( chop it very well!!! this is key.)
3 cups iceberg lettuce chopped
1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans drained and rinsed well
1/2 cup tomatoes diced
1/2 cup cucumber diced
1/2 cup low moisture mozzarella cheese diced
1/3 cup other protein such as chopped salami, chicken or smoked salmon (optional)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper
Lemon juice to serve
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic minced or crushed
Pinch of dried oregano salt & pepper
I recommend quadrupling the dressing recipe and keeping on hand for all of your salad needs!
Start by making your dressing by whisking together all ingredients.
Pour about 2 tbsp of dressing over your garbanzo beans and refrigerate for about an hour. If you don't have time to marinate the beans its okay, but a major game changer!
Combine the rest of the ingredients and toss together with the dressing.
Serve with lots of lemon juice and top with more grated parm.