Chopped Salad With Italian Vinaigrette

"A classic..."
photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night
photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night
photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night photo by Realtor by day, Chef by night
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
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  • Vinaigrette:.
  • Whisk first 7 ingredients in bowl to blend; gradually whisk in oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Can prepare vinaigrette 1 day in advance. Cover and refrigerate; bring to room temperature and rewhisk before using.
  • Salad:.
  • Mix all salad ingredients in large bowl.
  • Toss with enough vinaigrette to cover.
  • Tip: Toss together vinaigrette and salad base at last minute.

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  1. Yum, yum! Nice Italian vinaigrette. This is very much like a great hoagie without all the bread. My little girl loved it! I made the dressing yesterday so the flavors could blend nicely. Thanks, GailAnn!
  2. A classic, and a taste that is exquisite. I adore all things salads, and found this treasure whilst I was moseying through the recipe author's abundance of wonderful recipes. I knew that I wanted to make this directly. The vinaigrette was glorious in contrasting lemon, vinegar, and the bit of sugar to tie the whole dressing. I used fresh oregano from the garden. I had the deli cut some roasted chicken breast into a larger piece, thusly when I returned home, I just cubed this up and it was delightful, and not expensive at all. (I forgot to put the chicken out this morning - so when I went to the store, I instead just went to the deli) Had an end of some salami, so this was a perfect addition, again cubed. The only change I made was because I forgot the mozzarella, so instead I used sharp cheddar cubed also. Loved this in all ways. Made this again for dinner for DH. Gonna add some grilled mahi-mahi to his as a side. Thank you so much! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday tag game* June 2009


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