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Italian Chopped Salad: Whole30, Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten-Free

This easy Italian chopped salad is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner that requires no cooking, but is filling, healthy and loaded with vegetables! It’s great for a light and fresh lunch, and still delicious enough to serve to guests. It’s Whole30, paleo, keto/low carb, and gluten-free, and is a great way to clean all of those vegetables and deli meat out of the fridge!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
This easy Italian chopped salad is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner that requires no cooking, but is filling, healthy and loaded with vegetables! It's great for a light and fresh lunch, and still delicious enough to serve to guests. It's Whole30, paleo, keto/low carb, and gluten-free, and is a great way to clean all of those vegetables and deli meat out of the fridge! #whole30salad #whole30choppedsalad #ketosalad #lowcarbsalad #italiansalad #whole30recipes
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Ingredients

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce (or two small ones)
  • 2 slices sliced uncured ham (Applegate has a Whole30 Approved deli ham)
  • 3 tbsp Primal Kitchen Italian Dressing (or to taste)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 34 basil leaves, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • Small handful sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • Optional: 3 slices sliced salami, chopped parsley, artichoke hearts, sliced hearts of palm, kalamata olives

Instructions

  • Chop and slice all of the salad ingredients and add them into a large mixing bowl
  • Add in the Italian dressing to the mixing bowl
  • Using two forks or salad tossers, combine everything well so the dressing is evenly coating the salad
  • Put in a serving bowl and enjoy

Notes

  • To slice the romaine, basil and deli meat, use a chiffonade type slice. To do this, roll each ingredient and slice perpendicular to the roll
  • Instead of Italian dressing, you can use a homemade balsamic vinaigrette
  • Once the dressing is on the salad, it doesn’t store long in the refrigerator. If prepping for later, wait until just before serving to add the dressing