Italian Salad Recipe

This fun Italian Salad Recipe with Pepperoni is simple to make and a great light lunch. Can also be served at parties as a festive side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. lettuce greens
  • 4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 sweet red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. sliced pepperoni
  • 1 (4 oz.) pkg. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 (5.5 oz.) box Italian seasoned croutons

Method

Toss lettuce, tomatoes, onions and red pepper in a large bowl until combined.

Add in the pepperoni slices and toss again.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top.

Cover the salad and chill at least 4 hours.

In a jar with a tight fitting lid, place the olive oil and vinegar, parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.

Seal and shake well to mix.

Pour dressing onto the salad and toss to coat well.

Sprinkle with croutons before serving.

Sliced mushrooms and green peppers can be added for variety.

Serves 6.

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