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Italian Chopped Salad- A salad you will actually enjoy.

Updated: Apr 28, 2022

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

  • 1/2 cup other protein such as chicken or 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 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic minced or crushed

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Pinch of dried oregano salt & pepper

I recommend quadrupling the dressing recipe and keeping on hand for all of your salad needs!


  1. Start by making your dressing by whisking together all ingredients.

  2. Pour the 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!

  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients and toss together with the dressing.

  4. Serve with lots of lemon juice and top with more grated parm.

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