Palomino Chop Chop Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My favorite entree salad, from Palomino's Restaurants. This is attributed to Palomino Chef Gail Tronnes. Scoured to find this version, posted in the travel section of a university web site.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make dressing in a mixing bowl. Whisk egg yolks for 2-3 minutes, then add vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk 2-3 minutes. Slowly add oil to emulsify. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Combine greens, basil, provolone, garbanzos, salami in a bowl; add ½ cup dressing. Toss to combine. Add parmesan, turkey, and toss.
  3. Place salad on plate; top with tomato. Serve with pepper mill. The restaurant offers this as 1 large serving but with crusty bread and a cold drink it is a very nice dinner for 2. Also great side for 4-6 servings.
Most Helpful

I needed to make a substantial salad for a potluck cause the main meal was vegetarian lasagna. I love the Palomino's here in Mpls, and I've had this salad. This was a huge hit. I served the salad ingredients build-your-own style. I included artichoke hearts, olives, pepperoncinis and toasted pine nuts. This recipe makes a boat-load of dressing, so if you want left-over it's great, otherwise cut it in half. If anyone is worried about the raw eggs, just dip the unopened eggs in boiling water for about 1 or 2 minutes and then run it under cold water right away. Use when cool.

Gina Farina April 20, 2010

Bless you for finding this - Palominos in Seattle was a regular stop when I made it to town and this was my favorite order. How nice that I can make it at home!

AlaskaChick November 14, 2007