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Chopped Italian "Sub" Salad
with mixed deli meats / artichoke hearts / red onion / olives

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Inspired by classic Italian deli sub sandwiches, this paleo-friendly salad is loaded up with all the classic fillings and is topped with a simple Italian herb vinaigrette. This meal was last featured in 2016.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Italian Herb Vinaigrette:
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1/2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1/4 tsp
Chopped Italian "Sub" Salad:
  • Squash, yellow (sub zucchini or use a combination) - 2, cubed
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2, chopped
  • Deli meat, thinly sliced (capicola, salami, mortadella and boiled ham are a classic combination) - 1 lb, chopped
  • Artichoke hearts, frozen or canned - 1 cup, chopped
  • Olives, pitted Kalamata (sub any type olive) - 1/4 cup, sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, diced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 2 hearts, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Deli-sliced pickled peppers (sold in jars in sweet or spicy varieties; opt) - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make Italian herb vinaigrette - Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, honey, and Italian seasoning. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Squash / Onions / Deli meat / Artichoke hearts / Olives - Prep as directed. Store squash and onions in their own containers. You can store the other ingredients together for a tossed salad or store the ingredients separately if you'd like a more "composed' salad. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then squash to heated oil. Saute until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Add onions to squash and continue to saute until onions begin to soften, ~2 minutes more. Season with some salt and pepper.

  3. Assemble salads by topping lettuce with squash and onions, deli meat, artichoke hearts, olives, deli-sliced peppers, and tomatoes. (Toss the salads or serve the ingredients in rows on top of lettuce for a composed salad.)

  4. Have everyone dress their salads at the table. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (19)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (9)

Most Helpful

Pleasantly surprised. Thought it would need more sauce but this was flavourful!! I toasted the buns with a little butter. I was to lazy to make veggie version for myself so just omitted thr meat and it was still great.Great easy meal.

By: Ila
Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

11 reviews

Who needs bread? So easy, so flavorful and tasty! This was a hot summer day winner. Totally keeping this on hand.

By: Jamie
Posted: Aug 09, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Kept my bread like croutons on top which helped it from getting soggy. I also think a salad means lettuce so I put romaine on the bottom which I was grateful for. I continue to be so excited about my pickled beets for olives substitution.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 24, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Pleasantly surprised. Thought it would need more sauce but this was flavourful!! I toasted the buns with a little butter. I was to lazy to make veggie version for myself so just omitted thr meat and it was still great.Great easy meal.

By: Ila
Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Quick, easy and delicious! Family favorite for sure. Didn't do the squash as it seemed like too much work for a relatively simple meal otherwise. Next time I'd probably do fruit or something easy and make it a 10 minute meal.

By: Angela
Posted: Jun 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved all these flavors together! We used a sourdough bread.

By: Michelle
Posted: Jun 11, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

These were so good! Opted to just dress the lettuce, not the whole sandwich. Flavors were great, would probably just skip the squash next time!

By: Emily
Posted: Jun 10, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful