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

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min

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.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chopped Italian "Sub" Salads:
  • Squash, yellow (sub zucchini or use a combination) - 2, cubed
  • Onions, 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
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

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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 zucchini 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 zucchini to heated oil. Saute until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. .
  2. Add onions to zucchini 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 zucchini 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 (63)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (17)

28 reviews

I actually had enough for three meals so this was lunch for two days and dinner for one. I'd forgotten just how good a quality italian sub could be when made with quality meats.

By: Christopher
Posted: Jun 11, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Meh. That's all I can really say. Plus side - it was low-effort and didn't take long for a fresh serving.

By: Sam
Posted: Oct 04, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easily the best sammich I'm ever made.

By: Amy
Posted: Sep 23, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple, but it hit the spot.

By: Jenna
Posted: Sep 21, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the fact it was easy and a better than your average sandwich. I used the classic combination and everyone loved it. Squash was really simple and good.

By: Wendy
Posted: Sep 14, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used prosciutto, genoa salami, pepperoni, ham. Squash side was a bit bland and unnecessary!

By: Timothy
Posted: Sep 13, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful