Big Italian Salad

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This Italian salad pairs nicely with Italian comfort food. You’ll love the homemade dressing! The recipe is from Once Upon a Chef blog.
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  • Make the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor and blitz to blend.
  • Place all of the salad ingredients except for the cheese in a large bowl. Right before serving, add about half of the dressing and toss well. Add more dressing little by little as necessary; be sure to dress greens very generously, otherwise salad will be bland. Toss in the cheese, then taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.

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Active Prep15
Total Time15 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10




  • 1 ½ cup Italian parsley loosely packed
  • 1 ½ cup fresh basil loosely packed
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 clove garlic peeled
  • 3 ounce red wine vinegar best quality
  • 1 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil best quality
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 ½ teaspoon honey


  • 1 head butter lettuce medium heads, cut in bite size pieces
  • 2 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • 2 carrot peeled into ribbons
  • 2 stalk celery chopped
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 13 ounce cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 ounce olives pitted
  • 3 ounce feta cheese or to taste

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Note: Ricotta salata is an Italian sheep's milk cheese that has a salty, slightly tangy flavor, almost like a dry Italian feta. It is not the same as the wet ricotta in the tub. You can find it at Whole Foods, gourmet grocers or specialty cheese shops.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14974IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 3mg

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