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Italian Chopped Salad

10 mins Serves 8 (main dish), 16 (side dish) This Italian Chopped Salad is a light, yet hearty salad that tastes like your favorite Italian sub sandwich without the bread! #STARFineFoods Ingredients: 1 cup ditalini pasta 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce 1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas, drained 1 cup cubed summer sausage 1 cup cubed Provolone (or Mozzarella) 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped 1/4 cup STAR Pimiento Stuffed Manzanilla Olives, halved 1/2 cup diced green onions For the Dressing 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp. honey 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup STAR Red Wine Vinegar 1/2 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.

In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, Romaine, chickpeas, sausage, cheese, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, and green onions.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all the the ingredients for the dressing, except the olive oil. Then slowly stream in the olive oil to emulsify. (Alternatively, you can place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake until completely combined and thickened.) Drizzle over all the salad ingredients and gently toss to coat.

Serve immediately or chill for an hour and enjoy!

Italian Chopped Salad

This Italian Chopped Salad is a light, yet hearty salad that tastes like your favorite Italian sub sandwich without the bread! #STARFineFoods

Ingredients

Instructions

1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.

2

In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, Romaine, chickpeas, sausage, cheese, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, and green onions.

3

In a medium bowl, whisk together all the the ingredients for the dressing, except the olive oil. Then slowly stream in the olive oil to emulsify. (Alternatively, you can place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake until completely combined and thickened.) Drizzle over all the salad ingredients and gently toss to coat.

4

Serve immediately or chill for an hour and enjoy!

1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.

2

In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, Romaine, chickpeas, sausage, cheese, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, and green onions.

3

In a medium bowl, whisk together all the the ingredients for the dressing, except the olive oil. Then slowly stream in the olive oil to emulsify. (Alternatively, you can place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake until completely combined and thickened.) Drizzle over all the salad ingredients and gently toss to coat.

4

Serve immediately or chill for an hour and enjoy!

Recipe developed by: http://bellyfull.net/

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 8 (main dish), 16 (side dish)

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