Healthified Italian Chopped Salad

52% less fat • 36% fewer calories • 64% more vitamin C than the original recipe. This delicious salad is traditionally served sliced and diced.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Salad

6
cups chopped romaine lettuce
2
cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1
medium yellow or green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1
medium unpeeled cucumber, chopped
3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
2
oz Genoa salami, chopped (1/3 cup)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chick peas, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
1/4
cup very thinly sliced red onion
1/2
cup torn fresh basil leaves
1
oz Parmesan cheese, shaved

Dressing

3
tablespoons olive oil
3
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 In large bowl, toss all salad ingredients except cheese.
  • 2 In small bowl, beat dressing ingredients with wire whisk until blended. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss to coat. Top with cheese.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

We've called for Genoa salami because it's a traditional Italian favorite, but you could use any salami that you like in this restaurant-style salad.

Parmesan cheese was used instead of provolone because it packs a large amount of flavor in a smaller amount—you won't miss the extra cheese!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.