Palomino Chop Chop Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by deborahk

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.

Top Review by Gina Farina

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.

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.

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