Linda's Italian Salad With Spicy Italian Dressing

"This is one of my creations that I served with Chicken and Veal Marsala, Fettuccini Alfredo, and Italian Garlic Bread for a dinner I had with company last winter... It was a perfect salad to serve with my special Italian dinner!"
Linda's Italian Salad With Spicy Italian Dressing created by Lindas Busy Kitchen
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  • Salad:

  • Add greens to a lg. salad bowl. Mix well.
  • Add peppers, onions, artichokes, pepperocini peppers, tomatoes and black olives. Mix well with salad forks or with your hands.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Make dressing.
  • Makes 8 servings.
  • Dressing:

  • Mix oil, vinegar, sugar, thyme, dry mustard and garlic together well in a bowl with a whisk.
  • Add to salad mix right before serving, and mix well with salad forks.
  • Add Parmigiano Reggiano, if using.
  • Top with croutons, and serve.
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  1. ritahoffm
    Followed the recipe exactly as written and it was FANTASTIC! Next time, I'm doubling the recipe because we all go back for seconds, thirds...
  2. Beths Favorite Reci
    I can honestly say, I don't know when I have enjoyed a salad more than this one. It is one of the most flavorful salads that I have ever eaten. My DH went for seconds and ate every last leaf in the bowl!! This will be enjoyed many more times and I have given the recipe out to a couple of my friends and my family as well. A true treasure if you are a salad lover like me!!!
  3. Indiana Linda
    Outstanding salad and dressing. I thought I had already reviewed this. I've made it at least 3 times and love love love it. I did use balsamic vinegar, but plan to also try it with the white. I served it with filet mignon and a sweet pasta salad. Thank you so much for sharing!
  4. Katanashrp
    Excellent! I tweaked the salad to my liking but the dressing was outstanding. I made it with safflower oil and champagne vinegar for a semi-gourmet salad course. Thank you.
  5. Okanagan Dinner Que
    Absolutely LOVED IT!!! I reduced the onion to a 5th of the amount and added some slivered almonds (request from the birthday son). It was a huge hit at dinner.... and later when the leftovers went home with them. They all want your recipe now. This is definitely one of my new favorites!

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