August 3, 2010

Italian Chopped Salad (as an app!)

I love the chopped salad at Johnnie's NY Pizza in Los Angeles. This recipe is a fun way to have all the flavors of the salad as a finger food. I served with store-bought Foccacia bread (cut into squares) as a starter at a barbecue. Definitely will make again, it was a huge hit! and best part is - no cooking involved!

  • 1/4 lb Capicola, diced
  • 1/4 lb Genoa Salami, diced
  • 1/4 lb pepperoni, diced
  • 1/2 lb Provolone cheese, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 2 T hot peppers, diced
  • 2 T sun dried tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 T oregano
Add diced meats and cheese to medium bowl, then add the chopped tomato and onions. Add the hot peppers, sundried and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine well and chill for an hour or more. Toss in the Iceberg lettuce before serving. Serves 6 - 8 as a hearty pre-dinner starter!

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