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A delicious tossed Italian salad with your favorite dressing and loaded with healthy vegetables, pepperoni, cheese, and drizzled with balsamic glaze. Serve as a meal on it’s own or as a side dish!

Tossed Italian Salad with Balsamic Glaze

 

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We have kind of been in a salad rut lately. I love the salads that are in our rotation like this Big Mac Chopped Salad, this Protein-Packed Cobb Salad, and my favorite Honeycrisp Harvest Salad.

 

But I’ve felt like we needed to add something different to our routine. A few weeks ago, we were passing through Las Vegas on our way to Disneyland, and we stopped to eat dinner at BJ’s Restaurant.

 

 

Tossed Italian Antipasto Salad

 

I was craving salad at the time and came across their Enlightened Grilled Chicken Antipasto Salad and decided to try it. It was amazing!

 

When we returned home from our vacation, I looked up the ingredients and started to come up with a recipe to re-create this salad at home.

 

The result is delicious! My 12-year-old wanted to taste my salad and asked for his own bowl. I’ve never seen him gobble up so many vegetables in my life!

 

Pepperoni for Tossed Italian Salad

 

Ingredients for Tossed Italian Salad

 

  • 1 Head of Lettuce, I use Romaine or Butter Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup of your Favorite Italian Salad Dressing
  • 2 Cups Grilled or Rotisserie Chicken, Diced
  • 4 Ounces Pepperoni Slices
  • 1 Cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cup Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Artichoke Hearts, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives
  • 2/3 Cup Peperoncinis, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Bacon Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan, shredded
  • Balsamic Glaze for drizzling

 

Tossed Italian Salad Ingredients

 

How to Make Tossed Italian Salad

 

  • Wash and chop the lettuce and add it to a large bowl.

 

Italian Salad Dressing and lettuce in a bowl

 

  • Measure 1/2 cup of your favorite Italian dressing, add it to the bowl and toss the lettuce to coat in the dressing.

 

Chicken and lettuce for an Italian Salae

 

  • Add the diced chicken, pepperoni, halved tomatoes, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, olives, and peperoncini peppers.

 

Olives and other ingredients for tossed italian salad

 

  • Stir the salad ingredients together until mixed well.

 

Ingredients for tossed Italian Salad

 

  • Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top of the salad, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

 

Balsamic Glaze and Italian Salad

 

What to serve with Tossed Italian Salad

 

 

A fork full of pasta over a bowl of spaghetti topped with browned butter sauce and Mizithra cheese.

 

Other Low Carb Recipes:

 

 

Antipasto Tossed Italian Salad Recipe

Tossed Italian Salad

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A delicious tossed Italian salad with your favorite dressing and loaded with healthy vegetables, pepperoni, cheese, and drizzled with balsamic glaze. Serve as a meal on it's own or as a side dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 Head of Lettuce, chopped, I use Romaine or Butter Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup of your Favorite Italian Salad Dressing
  • 2 Cups Grilled or Rotisserie Chicken, Diced
  • 4 Ounces Pepperoni Slices
  • 1 Cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cup Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Artichoke Hearts, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives
  • 2/3 Cup Peperoncinis, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Bacon Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan, shredded
  • Balsamic Glaze for drizzling

Instructions

    1. Wash and chop the lettuce and add it to a large bowl.
    2. Measure 1/2 cup of your favorite Italian dressing, add it to the bowl and toss the lettuce to coat in the dressing.
    3. Add the diced chicken, pepperoni, halved tomatoes, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, bacon, olives, and peperoncini peppers.
    4. Stir the salad ingredients together until mixed well.
    5. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top of the salad, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 875Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 2546mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 11gSugar: 15gProtein: 62g

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