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Simple Italian Salad

Simple Italian Salad

I was making some Italian-style sliders for dinner recently and I wanted a simple Italian salad to serve on the side. I made an easy vinaigrette from Cook’s Country that worked well with this salad of romaine lettuce, tomato wedges, red onion, peperoncinis, black olives, croutons, and lots of freshly shaved Parmesan. The salad was super simple to make, tasted delicious, and paired very nicely with the rest of the meal.

Simple Italian Salad

How to Make a Simple Italian Salad

Make the vinaigrette by combining the white wine vinegar, finely minced shallot, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and a pinch of sugar, to taste, in a small dish.

Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking constantly. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle. Whisk again very well right before serving.

Make the salad by placing chopped romaine lettuce in a bowl. Top with tomato wedges, red onion rings, peperoncinis, black olives, croutons, and lots of shaved parmesan. Top with freshly cracked black pepper.

To serve, whisk vinaigrette really well then drizzle some on the salad; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Simple Italian Salad

Simple Italian Salad

Simple Italian Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

Simple Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • tsp shallot, minced very finely
  • 1/2 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of sugar, to taste
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Italian Salad:

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Compari tomatoes, quartered into wedges
  • red onion rings, to taste Side Note: If the onion is too strong in flavor, soak the rings in ice water for 10 minutes then pat dry.
  • peperoncinis, to taste
  • black olives, to taste
  • croutons, to taste
  • shaved parmesan, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Simple Vinaigrette:

  • Make the vinaigrette by combining the white wine vinegar, finely minced shallot, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and a pinch of sugar, to taste, in a small dish. 
  • Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking constantly. Set aside to allow flavors to mingle. Whisk again very well right before serving.

Italian Salad:

  • Make the salad by placing chopped romaine lettuce in a bowl.
  • Top with tomato wedges, red onion rings, peperocinis, black olives, croutons, and lots of shaved parmesan. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. 
  • To serve, whisk vinaigrette really well then drizzle some on the salad; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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4 Comments

  1. My sort of salad, delicious. Hope all is well Diane.