In life...some things just go perfectly together. Feta cheese and Cucumbers,
chocolate and peanut butter, Val and Italian food. Italian food is in my blood.
It's what I crave and want more than any other food. It's been a love affair since
childhood. There isn't a pasta dish that I won't eat and there isn't an Italian dish
that I can ever pass on.
When I was a little girl I remember going to Maine with my dad and he would
always stop at his favorite Sub shop when he was a little boy....and every time he
would always get the same thing. A large Italian Sub aka "Grinder" if your from
New England, I never forgot that memory as a child....and to this very day if I see
an Italian Sub on any menu...I order one. This salad is so good. Enjoy!!
Italian Sub Salad
2 heads of romaine - rinsed and chopped
Half of a red onion
4 ounces provolone cheese, cut into strips
2 to 3 ounces prosciutto, cut into strips
2 to 3 ounces genoa salami, cut into strips
2 to 3 ounces capocollo, cut into strips
1/2 cup giardiniera peppers
1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cups marinated olives - optional
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1to 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Italian Herbs.
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix the dressing in another bowl and
add at the end. You can add more or less depending on taste.
Note. I cut half a loaf of Italian bread and on the stove top in a pan with olive
oil...I toast it until light brown and add to salad.