Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Chopped Salad

Prep/Total Time: 25 minutes     Makes : 10 servings

3     cups torn romaine
1     can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1     jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1     medium green pepper, chopped
2     medium tomatoes, chopped
1     can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
5     slices deli ham, chopped
5     thin slices hard salami, chopped
5     slices pepperoni, chopped
3     slices provolone cheese, chopped
2     green onions, chopped
1/4    cup olive oil
2     tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4   teaspoon salt
1/8   teaspoon pepper
2      tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Pepperoncini, optional

In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with pepperoncini, if desired. 

TIP: Look for pepperoncinis (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.
Heart healthy

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