Classic Chopped Italian Salad

Ciao, gourmets! It’s time to treat yourself to a fresh salad and here’s a recipe for how to make a classic Italian salad. Many immediately thought that it would be about Panzanella, but no, besides Panzanella, there are other salads in Italy :).

Classic chopped Italian salad

Juicy bright fresh classic Italian salad will fill you with mood and energy for the whole day. Have you ever seen one sad Italian? That’s because the salad ate in the morning and is cheerful and full of energy. In the salad, both onion and chickpeas, salami, tomatoes, fresh cheese, crispy lettuce leaves, fragrant basil and delicious homemade Italian dressing. Well, how can you walk sad after such a salad?!

Classic chopped Italian salad
Classic chopped Italian salad

Italian salad is just created for spring or summer, when you eat it, you feel as if coolness immediately blew from somewhere. And as I finished the salad, so did the smile from ear to ear.

Italian salad dressing

Here recipe from homemade Italian salad dressing. It contains lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, wine vinegar and other ingredients, you can find out in the recipe.

The whole taste of the salad is concentrated on this dressing, just if you add salt and pepper to the salad, it will not be delicious.

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Recipe type: Salads

Recipe type: Italian

Yield: 1510

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Red onion (small) — 2 onions
Chickpeas (canned) — 100 grams
Cherry tomatoes — 140 grams
Red bell pepper — 120 grams
Salami — 120 grams
Mozzarella (in rasol) — 120 grams
Fresh basil (purple) — 5 grams
Lettuce leaves (any) — 100 grams
Italian salad dressing — 4 tablespoons
Hot chili pepper (small, burning) — 3 pieces


1. Peel and finely chop the onion.
2. Rinse the chickpeas. If you use fresh chickpeas, then a day before cooking it should be soaked in water and put in the refrigerator.
3. Cherry tomatoes cut into quarters.
4. Bulgarian red pepper is cut into cubes the size of a quarter of a tomato.
5. Cut the salami into cubes like pepper.
7. We cut fresh mozzarella in the same way as pepper.
8. Chop the basil leaves coarsely.
9. Mix lettuce leaves (lettuce, radicchio, etc.) in a separate bowl with 3 tablespoons of homemade Italian salad dressing. Wait 5 minutes.
10. Chop the hot pepper finely.
11. Mix all the ingredients.
12. Add another tablespoon of homemade Italian dressing and mix everything together.

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