La Scala's Chopped Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Halcyon Eve

This is supposed to be the original chopped salad recipe, created by the owner of the La Scala restaurant in Los Angeles in the 1950's. I think it sounds pretty tasty, 50 years later!

Top Review by Patricia Donohue Ev

I have the original Leon salad recipe from LaScala. This is the correct recipe and and ingredients. My recipe doesn't mention adding a chopped tomato, though. It does say you can add the chopped basil and is optional. I love it now as much as I ever have!! In fact I just served it recently at a luncheon and people loved it and several asked for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make vinaigrette: combine oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste; whisk until well blended. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine lettuces, salami, mozzarella, and garbanzo beans. Toss with vinaigrette to taste.
  3. Garnish with tomato and basil if desired.

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