CPK Chopped Salad

salad in white bowl

5 from 1 reviews

This salad makes me think of warm summer evenings where we sit outside on the patio until the all the tealights in jars have flickered out.  It’s a meal in a bowl and no cooking required.  A trip to the deli counter at the regular grocery store, (no fancy ingredients here)  and throw together the vinaigrette and you’re done!



For the Dressing:


  1. Wash, spin dry and chop lettuce (unless using a bag that’s already been washed for you)
  2. Slice the turkey, salami and provolone cheese into thin slices
  3. Julienne the basil leaves
  4. Chop the green onions (white and green parts)
  5. Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans and set aside in a small bowl
  6. Slice the grape tomatoes in half
  7. Slice the pepperoncini

At this point everything can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator and when you are ready to eat, just start with the lettuce in a large bowl and toss everything together with the dressing.


I find it’s a good idea to use separate bowls to toss for each serving.   This ensures that every serving has the same amount of each item.  Start with the lettuce in each bowl and then begin to layer in the other ingredients.  Pour just the amount of dressing for each serving and toss.  Serve on chilled plates.

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