Italian Salad

No Dressing needed salad

Italian Salad

Once in a blue moon, when I decide to torture myself, by cutting carbs out of my diet for a week or two this salad is a life saver. It gives me all the flavors I enjoy in a big meaty hoagie without all the carbs. I know the cheese and salami are fattening but I somehow justify it to myself since I am not layering it all in a carb infested hoagie roll. Also, the fact that this Italian Salad is seasoned to perfection so there really is no need for a fatty dressing is another one of my justifications. Of course, if you feel the need for dressing, a little oil works well. If I were left at home alone with this salad I am confident it would not see the dawn of a new day. But don’t think you have to be on a diet to make this salad. My husband enjoys this salad just as mush as I do and he has never dieted a day in his life! Every time I make this salad I have to leave a fork on the counter. If I didn’t I would have a sink full of forks from me returning to the fridge every 20 minutes to steal a bite. This recipe is also a great way to use up some of those garden tomatoes. I do not care for tomatoes but my husband loves them so I add them anyway. I was raised in a home where if you didn’t like something you picked it out. =p

If you decide to make this Italian Salad I would love to hear back from ya!

Hoagie Salad
Italian Salad
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Hoagie Salad
Italian Salad
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  1. Chop lettuce into bite size pieces and throw into a medium/large salad bowl. Add salt, pepper, & garlic powder to the lettuce and toss so the spices are evenly distributed. Throw in the remaining ingredients and toss.
Recipe Notes

* If you really feel like you need a salad dressing, a little oil works well.

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  1. I love italian salads so much. This recipe should be so good.

  2. Love Italian salad! I wanna try this recipe 🙂

  3. Simple and yet elegant looking salad, I am thinking of making a bowl for tonight and pair it with pork chops.

  4. Elizabeth O. says:

    It sounds amazing! I love how easy this salad is. I often prefer salads during the summer especially for lunch because it’s light and it doesn’t add to the heat because you don’t have to cook.

  5. victoria says:

    I love any italian recipe! and I would love to give this a try. looks tasty!

  6. You made me laugh with the fork comment. I know exactly what you mean. This salad sounds multiple fork worthy though!

  7. That salad looks divine. I love salads in the summer, for lunch instead of a big spread. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  8. Kathy Kenny Ngo says:

    My mom loves salad so much and I think she will love this too. I will prepare this for her later at dinner. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  9. A classic Italian salad is my favorite. So delicious and refreshing! YUM!

  10. Christina Aliperti says:

    This sounds like the perfect summer salad. I love salami and provolone and a good extra virgin olive oil would go perfectly with this.

  11. Karlyn Cruz says:

    Oh, nice salad. I want to try this recipe. This really looks so delicious.

  12. Nicole Escat says:

    I love eating salad. This is looks really yummy, I can’t wait to try it soon. I hope that I cna make this for dinner.

  13. Nathalie says:

    This is what I need right now. I love to eat any kind of salads.

  14. Our family loves salads especially during the hot summer months. This salad looks so healthy and delicious! The best part is that it seems so quick easy to prepare.

  15. Will surely send you a feedback once ive tried this. Thanks.

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