Italian Chopped Salad
Recipe type: Easy
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  • Dressing: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ¼- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp each of dried oregano, basil, and parsley
  • ¾ cup of Olive Oil
  • Salad: 2-3 Romaine hearts, chopped
  • Two green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Grape tomatoes, chopped
  • Red pepper, diced
  • Part skim mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • ¼ lb. Pepperoni or Salami. (I usually just get a bit from the deli counter)
  • 1 cup of gently cooked and cooled garbanzo beans
  • 3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Dressing: Mix all ingredients except olive oil in a jar with a lid and shake.
  2. Add olive oil and shake vigorously.
  3. Season with additional Salt & Pepper if needed.
  4. Salad: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and then toss with ½ the dressing. The remaining dressing will keep refrigerated for several days.
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