Introduction: Embark on a culinary journey with our Gourmet Italian Chop-Chop Salad, a vibrant symphony of flavors and textures that redefines the art of salads. In a culinary landscape where salads are no longer an afterthought but the star of the show, this recipe stands out as a true masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the delightful medley of fresh vegetables, premium meats, and artisanal cheeses, all harmonized by a delectable homemade dressing. Discover the secrets to creating a salad that is not just a meal but a culinary experience.

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Serves 6-8 Preparation Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 hearts of romaine, shredded or roughly chopped
  • 1/2 pound salami, sliced and cut into small squares
  • 1/2 pound pepperoni, diced into squares
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced and cut into squares
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 1 (8 oz.) package marinated mini mozzarella balls
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced into strips
  • 1 cup sliced banana peppers or pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 cup white onion, thinly sliced into strips


  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

Preparation: Begin by whisking together the red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, brown sugar (if using), kosher salt, and black pepper in a measuring cup or spouted bowl to create the flavorful dressing. Set aside until ready to elevate your salad experience.

In a large bowl, artfully arrange the chopped romaine, salami, pepperoni, provolone, parmesan, marinated mini mozzarella balls, cucumber, red bell pepper, onion, and banana peppers or pepperoncini peppers. This vibrant ensemble sets the stage for a salad that is as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Drizzle 3/4 cup of the meticulously crafted dressing over the salad ingredients, allowing the flavors to mingle and dance together. Toss the ingredients gently, ensuring each element is embraced by the exquisite dressing. Allow the salad to rest for at least 20 minutes before serving, letting the flavors intensify and create a symphony of tastes.

Serve the remaining dressing on the side, inviting your guests to indulge in a customizable experience by drizzling additional dressing according to their preferences.

Nutritional Information: Indulging in this Gourmet Italian Chop-Chop Salad is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a mindful choice for your well-being. Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals from an array of fresh vegetables, coupled with the protein punch from the premium salami, pepperoni, and cheeses, this salad offers a balanced and nutritious meal option.

Smart W-W Points: For those following the Smart WW Points system, our Gourmet Italian Chop-Chop Salad is a delightful choice that aligns seamlessly with your wellness goals. The carefully measured points per serving take into account the ingredients and proportions, allowing you to savor the culinary excellence without compromising on your health-conscious journey.

Conclusion: Elevate your salad game with the Gourmet Italian Chop-Chop Salad, a culinary masterpiece that transcends traditional notions of salads. Whether as a refreshing main course or a stunning side dish, this salad promises an experience that is as delightful to the eyes as it is to the palate. Embrace the fresh, bold flavors and discover a new era in salad creation, where each bite tells a story of culinary ingenuity. Indulge in the art of salads with our Gourmet Italian Chop-Chop Salad – where ordinary salads become extraordinary.

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