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Nutrition Facts
Italian Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 782mg34%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1263IU25%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 side servings
Italian Salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 

My go-to salad recipe is this fresh and flavorful Italian Salad. It's made with a variety of tasty ingredients and is tossed in an easy homemade Italian vinaigrette. You're going to want to serve it with everything!

Ingredients
For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the salad:
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup pitted black olives, halved
  • 1/3 cup sliced or whole pepperoncini peppers
  • 2 cups croutons, more or less depending on preference
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Instructions
For the vinaigrette:
  1. Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid. I use a mason jar. Shake vigorously to combine all ingredients. Use immediately or store in the fridge for about a week.
For the salad:
  1. Add all salad ingredients to a large salad serving bowl. Toss to combine, drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss again to coat the salad. Serve with more Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information includes all of the vinaigrette.

Photos by Danielle from Our Salty Kitchen.

Author: Kim
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy Italian Salad, homemade Italian Salad, Italian Salad

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