For such a simple dish, Simple Italian Chopped Salad has a flavor that’s anything but! All it asks of you is to chop, toss, dress, and bam! You have a salad that packs a lot of yumminess into one single bowl. There’s crisp romaine and tangy artichokes and olives, as well as plenty of spicy, savory, succulent Italian meats. The dressing is simple, the cheese is sharp, and the vegetables bright. When debating what kind of salad to make, the choice is simple: Simple Italian Chopped Salad!

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  • 3 cups romaine, torn into pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6.5-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can 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 parmesan cheese, grated
  • pepperoncini, to taste


Step 1 –In a large bowl, add the romaine, the garbanzo beans, the artichoke hearts, the green pepper, the tomatoes, the olives, the ham, the salami, the pepperoni, the provolone cheese, and the green onions and toss to combine.

Step 2 –In a small bowl, whisk the oil, the vinegar, the salt, and the pepper together.

Step 3 –Pour the dressing over the romaine mixture and toss to coat.

Step 4 –Sprinkle the salad with the cheese and top with the pepperoncini.

Step 5 –Serve.