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Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

I made this salad to go along with the Fresh Basil Vinaigrette that I posted yesterday.  I can’t believe I’ve never made a salad with all of these goodies on it before.  I loved the spicy pepperocinis with the tangy olives and the crunchy croutons.  This salad tasted amazing drizzled with the fresh basil vinaigrette.  It was a huge hit with all of us… my kids gobbled up every last bite of salad from their plates.  I love that!

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Make the Fresh Basil Vinaigrette (click the link for recipe).  Set aside to let flavors mingle.

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Combine romaine lettuce, kalamata olives, tomato slices, bell pepper slices, pepperocinis, red onion, Parmesan cheese, Parmesan cheese, and croutons together in a bowl.  Drizzle with fresh basil vinaigrette, season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Italian Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Romaine lettuce chopped
  • Tomato sliced into wedges
  • Kalamata olives sliced
  • Pepperocinis
  • Baby bell peppers sliced
  • Red onion sliced
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  • Croutons

Instructions

  • Combine romaine lettuce, kalamata olives, tomato slices, bell pepper slices, pepperocinis, red onion, parmesan cheese, Parmesan cheese, and croutons together in a bowl. Drizzle with fresh basil vinaigrette, season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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22 Comments

  1. Wow, that’s looking like summer!
    I’ve never seen or tasted pepperocinis – are they like a cross between a jalapeno and a capsicum?

  2. A lovely & tasty colourful salad & I am much in love with your tasty basil vinaigrette! 🙂
    Divine salad! 😉

  3. Hello Pam, I love this mix with italian flawour and the cruncky croutons very american.
    kisses sabina

  4. Csodálatos receptek, nagyon finom amit már elkészítettem tőled. Sok-sok sikert kívánok
    Zsóka

  5. A wonderful salad with a sensational dressing!Love it!

  6. Kim in MD says:

    This is my kind of salad! I am going to make this for dinner tonight…thanks, Pam!

  7. Peggy Recker says:

    That sounds wonderful. Norm had a tomato basil coucous salad yesterday that was really good.

  8. looks delicious! I think I could eat pepperoncinis on just about every salad and wrap. Love those things! Sometimes I eat them plain right out of the jar 🙂

  9. My Italian husband would go nuts for this salad. He loves pepperocini peppers and I think with a few slices of proscuitto or salami this would be a delicious full meal! Great recipe, Pam.

  10. I just returned from Italy and so wishing they had this type of salad while there! No one there eats salads. I looked at every place we ate’s menu looking/ hoping for a good “american” like salad and found that they just don’t do salads like we do. The typical salad there (in rome) were lettuce, parm & chicken or lettuce and parm. Also learned that pizza margherita there is really just a plain tomato sauce over the pizza dough topped with cheese and maybe 2 basil leaves in the middle. Tasty… but different than what I was expecting. ;0)

  11. omg, both the salad and the fresh basil dressing looks sensational, so light and delicious. perfect for spring or summer. YUM.

  12. Such a gorgeous, colorful salad. I can almost taste how good it is with that fresh tasting vinaigrette!

  13. I can definitely see why this salad was such a hit…just look at all those rockstar components!

  14. Just tried the basil dressing and hmmmm hmmm hmmm unbelievably good. I’m going to be making this stuff daily this summer! Thanks so much for the recipe. This one is a real keeper!

  15. It looks very healthy and delicius. Thanks for the recipe!