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Keto Italian Chopped Salad


  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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Balsamic Dressing

Italian Chopped Salad

  • 1 cup sliced romaine lettuce (about 1/2 a head of romaine)
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 5 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4th of an orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4th of a yellow squash, sliced into half moons
  • half an avocado
  • few thin slices of red onion
  • 6 ciliegine (mini mozzarella balls), quartered
  • 3 tablespoons roasted pinenuts

Instructions

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. In the bottom of your salad bowl, add all the dressing ingredients. Whisk with a fork to combine. Taste for salt/vinegar/sweetness and adjust if necessary to suit your taste.

Italian Chopped Salad

  1. On top of the salad dressing in your salad bowl, add the romaine and arugula. Toss to combine. Top with the remainder of the salad ingredients. Toss and enjoy!

Notes

Veggies: You can obviously use whatever veggies you have on hand. Would also be great with cucumber, zucchini, green onions, etc.

Dairy Free/Whole30: Leave off the cheese for dairy free/Whole30.

Vinegar: I love this with balsamic vinegar. Would also be great with red wine vinegar.

Protein: I didn’t add any cooked protein, I don’t find this salad needs it. If you want more protein, you could add on some cooked chicken.

Nutrition Facts: The nutritional information is calculated based on the exact ingredients and quantities listed in the Ingredients above. It is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, especially if you make recipe substitutions. Always best to go off your own calculations based on the ingredients and measurements you use.