2 packages of salad mix (I used hearts of romaine, I'm sure it would be good with whatever you choose!)
4 oz of dry Italian salame, cut into small chunks
4 oz of provolone cheese, again cut into small chunks
1 can of sliced black olives
1 pint of grape tomatoes
For the dressing, you will need:
1/4 c EVOO
1/2 c red wine vinegar
a splash of balsamic vinegar
3 minced garlic cloves, or approximately 1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
I started with making the salad dressing first, so that they flavors would have a little more time to infuse. Simply combine it all in a container and shake to mix well!
For the salad, I rinsed the salad mix and added to a large container. I then started layering the other ingredients starting with the black olives, then the cheese, salame and tomatoes. Next, I added about half of the salad dressing to the salad and mixed it all together, leaving the remaining dressing in case others wanted to add more. I recommend putting the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mix well.
I did also have some fresh chopped red onion and basil but left those on the side, since the flavors are stronger and people either love it or hate it. Those who wanted them, could add them to the salad.
Like I said earlier, it was a yummy, fresh spin on classic salad that everyone raved about!
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