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Italian Salad
5 from 3 reviews

Everyday Italian Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This simple Italian Salad recipe is quick and easy to make, tossed with an Italian vinaigrette, and can easily double as a side salad or main dish.  See notes above for possible ingredient variations.


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Ingredients

Italian Salad Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces mixed spring greens (or whatever greens you prefer)
  • half a small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups croutons, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 1/3 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers

Italian Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, pressed or minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)

Instructions

  1. To Make The Vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl (or shake together in a mason jar) until combined.  Taste and add additional sweetener if desired.  Use immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  2. To Make The Salad: Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl, drizzle evenly with the vinaigrette, and toss until evenly combined.  Serve sprinkled with extra Parmesan cheese and enjoy!