May 13, 2024

Italian Chopped Salad


The Italian chopped salad – a tasty, healthy option that’s super easy to whip up. Packed with fresh veggies, it’s a nutrient powerhouse without the fuss. Plus, it’s perfect for meal prep or sharing with friends at gatherings.

This is a La Scala Salad inspired remake! The Italian Chopped Salad has graced the tables of the renowned Beverly Hills restaurant for decades. Loved by celebrities like Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, John F. Kennedy Jr. and even Liz Taylor, the La Scala Chop Salad has become a must-have for anyone visiting this legendary eatery.

I’ve made my own dressing, but the chopped salad takes inspiration from the original!

Key Ingredients

  • Salami: It has a savory, slightly spicy taste adds depth and protein to the salad.
  • Artichokes: Opt for marinated artichoke hearts for a tangy, briny flavor that contrasts nicely with the other ingredients.
  • Fresh Basil: The basil lends a refreshing, aromatic note to the salad, adding peppery and slightly sweet undertones.
  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas provide a creamy texture and a nutty flavor, adding protein and substance to the salad.
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes: Sun-dried tomatoes offer a concentrated sweetness and a chewy texture, giving bursts of flavor.

Italian Chopped Salad

Natasha Pehrson Print Recipe
italian chopped salad
Prep Time 15 minutes


  • 6 oz Salami
  • 6 oz Pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup Artichokes
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil
  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1 head Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/3 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 6 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese


  • 1. Wash and dry the lettuces carefully. Chop the iceberg and romaine lettuce into small, even pieces to keep the salad balanced and delicious.
  • 2. Drain the artichokes and chickpeas, then quarter the artichokes and add them to the salad bowl. Mix in the chickpeas for their creamy texture and nutty taste.
  • 3. Slice the sun-dried tomatoes into strips to spread their sweet flavor throughout the salad, adding depth to every bite.
  • 4. Tear the basil leaves into small pieces and scatter them over the salad. The basil’s fresh, slightly peppery taste enhances the overall flavor.
  • 5. Cut the mozzarella into small cubes and grate the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle them generously over the salad for a savory, cheesy kick in every bite.
  • 6. Slice the salami & pepperoni thinly and add it to the salad for a savory, meaty touch. Arrange it on top to blend its flavor with the other ingredients.
  • 7. Whisk together olive oil, white wine vinegar, dry mustard powder, salt, and black pepper. Drizzle this tangy dressing over the salad, ensuring every part is coated evenly for a delicious finish.
  • bamboo cutting board
  • large salad bowl
  • lemon squeezer
  • grape and tomato cutter
  • Kaloh Stoneware
  • mason jars
  • mason jar lids


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