Sunday Salad

Sunday, September 12, 2010 |

Italian Chopped Salad

2 large {or 3 small} romaine lettuce hearts chopped
1 cup {or more}fresh basil roughly cut
1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
5 large radishes halved and sliced
1/2 pepperoncini  sliced
1/2 jar artichoke hearts {I prefer Trader Joe's}
1 cup roasted peppers roughly sliced {I use a mix of red and yellow}
1/2 kalamata olives halved
1 cup red onion thinly sliced
1 large {or 2 medium} tomatoes chopped
1 cup {or so} fresh mozzarella  cut into bite size pieces *
1 cup Genoa salami cut into thin slices
2 chicken roasted breasts sliced

Layer the ingredients in desired order. Make sure you have a large enough bowl or platter so that you can toss it table side.

* I wasn't paying attention and bought sheets of mozzarella at BJs. That's why the cheese on our salad is flat slices. It's a great product but not what I wanted for this recipe.

2/3 cup olive oil
6 Tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tbs Dijon mustard
4-6 cloves garlic pressed
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sugar

To accompany this salad, I made my rich {and warm} french onion soup. We enjoyed supper on our back patio with a nice warm fire blazing in the fire place.
I'm looking forward to many more cool autumn evenings on the patio here in New England. You're welcome to join us any time ;)

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Suburban Princess said...

I will be right there!!!!
I am thinking one of these days we will have to do a tour of all of the bloggers homes to try all of these amazing meals!

JDB (Chin Up, Pretty Smile, Give 'Em Hell) said...

I am so jealous of your weather. Fall that is.( Not sure I could handle all of the snow!) Our temps are still in the high 90's. Ugh! I'm ready for jeans and sweaters!

Hope you have a great week!

Preppy Little Dress said...

That salad looks AMAZING!!!

EntertainingMom said...

Boo yeah.... We're gonna have this for our Sunday Supper!!! YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Yum yum!! That looks absolutely delicious, Jo! Mmmmmmm.

Elizabeth said...

you make a mean looking salad, girl! i'm SO making this one this week. thanks for stopping by my blog

Eloise said...

Oh, my, that salad looks fabulous! I've printed the recipe to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

Jealous of your weather!

Kathy said...

Goodness Jo...the colors in this salad are stunning.
I'm having a little drooling problem here.
Your new Bentley!!!!Goodness what a sweet little face.
Poor little guy, get better soon Bently.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

You should be a model!

Kathy said...

This sounds delicious. We'll be trying it! Any chance you could post your french onion soup recipe when you have the time? That is one of my favorite soups. I don't have a recipe for it--I'd love to try yours.

Have a great week!

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, that looks great. Do you think I could substitute garlic powder in lieu of garlic cloves for the dressing? I love salads and I must try this one.

Casey said...

Glad to read your little guy is doing better!! They are so cute!!

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