Monday, March 5, 2012

Italian Sub Salad


          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
          DRESSING
          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.


52 comments:

  1. If I wasn't born a Korean, I would have loved to be an Italian! Love all foods Italian. What a creative way to eat this salad, Val! :)

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  2. Looks yummy and right up our alley....except I have to go and google giardiniera....the peppers perhaps?

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  3. This salad looks amazing!

    -Heather
    @ www.made-famous-by.com

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  4. Val! I haven't been by in so long, sorry about that:) This looks so amazing, I am going to try it soon!

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  5. What a wonderful salad! I love the combination of ingredients and all the lovely flavours in the dressing.

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  6. Grinders are one of the best things about the food in New England. I would totally enjoy them even more as a salad. This looks amazing, Val!

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  7. All of my favorite things in one salad! Yes please!! I used to work at a restaurant that served the best grinders in high school. Still love them!

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  8. Agree with Natalie above; all my favorite things put together! My husband would even love this salad.

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  9. I am loving the fact it is loaded with everything I love:)
    Looks amazing.

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  10. OH MY GOSH! Yum! Seriously, my mouth is watering!

    And even your serving spoon is adorable :)

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  11. Looks delish, Val! You always make my mouth water. :) xoxo

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  12. I hear you Val, love affair with Italian food...that's me too! This salad looks so yummy and I'm always on the lookout for another salad to try. I love the dressing...looks good and your idea for toasting bread sounds good too. I think you and I could enjoy a good Italian lunch together :)

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  13. I could eat Italian food every single day. This salad looks amazing. I like the addition of the homemade croutons too!

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  14. This looks amazing!! I would probably still need a big hunk of Italian bread with it, though :)

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  15. I think I need to come over for lunch! I will bring the wine :)

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  16. This looks delicious...can't wait to try!!

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  17. And it's soooo pretty! Your dishes are gorgeous, as highlighted by your amazing photography.

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  18. I am learning to love italian food, so this salad wold be perfect addition to my list! Thanks!

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  19. I love Italian food too but unfortunately for my hips, I tend to gravitate towards the pasta and the wine :)

    This salad is a great alternative to warmer months though. Always looking for new salads to make.

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  20. you seriously eat like a queen. this is like my dream meal. And yes, I can never turn down Italian food either. Which works out since I am Italian!

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  21. You are the bomb and you keep going off. I know that's the corniest thing ever said...on the face of this planet but it's true about you and your food!!! I love it. I love salad, it's dear to my heart as you may already know. So, I love this salad. I especially love the peppers. I eat them strait up no problem at all. And all of the cheese, oh it's heaven. Take care,

    Shauna

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  22. This looks like an amazing salad - I used to make something similar, but haven't for awhile now... this reminds me of how tasty it is! I need to make it again soon.

    xxx
    Jenna

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  23. This is definitely going to be my husband's new favorite salad!

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  24. I love a good grinder sub! This salad looks so good....I will definitely be trying this one soon! I just file it under my "val recipes!" :)

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  25. I need a big bowl of this for lunch today! It sounds awesome!

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  26. My teenagers would love this. :)

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  27. That looks absolutely (mouth-watering) delicious! And I'm a complete sucker for all things Feta! Grew up in Cyprus! x

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  28. ITalian is my favorite and the salad looks so good!!! I am now following you on Pinterest too:) hope u can join me:)

    http://thefashionhive.com

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  29. That looks so good!! Now I am craving that salad and a sandwich from Italia Deli!! YUM!!

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  30. My husband would love this, it looks so tasty and filling!

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  31. This salad looks SO delicious and your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I need to take a photography class from you girly! :)

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  32. I love colorful salads and all those flavors.

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  33. oh MUST have this for lunch, love it!

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  34. so simple and with so many ingredients, it looks fresh and delicious

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  35. Italian salads are my absolute fave. Such flavorful ingredients, yet so fresh and crunchy. Yum!

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  36. Beautiful as usual my friend!!! xoxoxooxxo

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  37. I've never been a big fan of all the bread on sub sandwiches and this is the perfect solution!

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  38. YUM!!! Italian is one of my faves too.

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  39. Oh my does this look delicious!

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  40. this looks fantastic and full of goodness

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  41. Yep, definitely going to have to try this
    Hugs to you my friend! =)

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  42. Nice to have such memories:)
    I also love Italian food and I cant's say no to pasta:)

    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  43. I would be able to eat this every day. Yum yum yum.

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  44. I love strawberries in salads and think they go well with savory dishes. This would make for a very refreshing summer time dip!

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