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ITALIAN HOAGIE SALAD

nightshade-free
egg-free
nut/seed-free
gluten-free
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 1

For months I've been enjoying a version of this Italian Hoagie Salad. 

I grew up in New Jersey, in a largely Italian town and with an Italian father. The flavors of this salad are pure nostalgia for me!

We used to enjoy sandwiches (hoagies) piled high with meat, cheese, and a tangy vinegar-y dressing. Italian hoagies were the only thing I'd eat at the time with onions and oregano!

Delicious salads aren't hard to make, but I can easily get stuck in a rut. This salad will kick up the excitement and be a great change of pace. It's delicious as a single-serving, or you can make this ahead and it's party-perfect!

Ingredients

Quick Lemony Italian Dressing

For the salad

  • 1/4 cup red onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cups baby kale, arugula, or other leafy green
  • 2 ounces salami chopped
  • 2 ounces turkey chopped
  • 2 ounces ham chopped
  • 1/2 ounce gouda or parmesean cheese shaved
  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini, chopped
  • 1 pinch oregano, as garnish
  • 1 pinch black pepper, as garnish

Instructions

Whisk or blend together all dressing ingredients.

Place the sliced onions into a small, flat dish and pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the dressing over them to allow them to quickly marinate while you make the salad.

Assemble the rest of the salad, then pour the onions and dressing over the top - enjoy!