I believe that I celebrate my nationality almost every day. Growing up in an Italian household, with Italian Grandparents (right off the boat) and marrying into an Italian family has only fueled my passion for indulging in Italian foods. What no one tells you is that Italian food is not just about the pastas, and pizza, rather, some of the most simple and delicious Italian foods are actually fast and easy to make and use vegetables!
Today I will share with you a recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation and the secret to the salad is not just the incredible collaboration of vegetables but instead what goes on the top of the salad.
Get ready for a game-changing salad that you will want to enjoy with every meal you make from hearty soups to delicious plates of pasta! Lavishly live my big Italia salad recipe out loud and enjoy blooming big taste!
My Big Italian Salad Recipe
Gather your ingredients and this salad will be ready in minutes. Make sure your vegetables are fresh! This is about a big salad and a big family. After all our gatherings are large and we make many of these large bowls!
1 Head Romaine Lettuce – washed, chopped
1 Head of Boston Leaf Lettuce – chopped
10 Cherry Multi-Color Tomatoes
1 Small Pickling Cucumber, peeled and quartered
1/4 C Roasted Red Peppers (no juice)
1/4 Mild Pepper Rings (or pepperoncini)
1/4 Red Onion, peeled and chopped small
2 Round Pieces of Provolone cheese cut into small strips
15 Seasoned Croutons
Spritz of Fresh Milled Pepper
1 Tsp Sugar
1 Tsp Italian Spice Mix (basil, oregano)
Spritz of Mediterranean Sea Salt
For The Dressing
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
In a large bowl, place chopped salad and mix different lettuce mixture together.
Place tomatoes in the salad.
Add in the red onions, cucumbers, peppers, pepper rings, and croutons.
Top with Croutons, Provolone strips, spices, salt, and pepper.
Create Oil & Vinegar mixture in a separate container and then pour atop salad, mix and serve.
Pair this salad as a side to a delicious bowl of hearty soup.
Get ready to lavishly live life out loud enjoying great sides with great main dishes. I love simple but delicious and this post exemplifies both.