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Trending Chopped Flavors

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious way to feed your family, we’ve got you covered with two recipes inspired by Italian flavors. These chopped food recipes are a fun new trend to try. Not only are they easy to prepare but the uniformity that comes from chopping each ingredient creates the perfect bite of flavors. Try it for yourself with our take on the Chopped Italian Salad and Chopped Italian Sandwich. 

Chopped Italian Salad

Serves 4
6 cups romaine lettuce
½ cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ cup English cucumber, diced
¼ cup Kalamata olives, halved
4 oz. provolone cheese, diced
4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
4 oz. salami, diced
¼ small red onion, sliced thinly
5 pepperoncini, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. onion powder
⅛ tsp. dried mustard

Chop the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces with a large chef’s knife and place in a serving bowl. Top the lettuce with garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, salami, red onion and pepperoncini. Add salt and pepper to taste. Prepare the dressing by combining the ingredients into a small dish or glass jar and mixing well. Before serving, add dressing to the salad and mix everything together until well combined. Serve as a side salad or as a main course and enjoy!


Photography by A. Krause Studio

Chopped Italian Sandwiches

Serves 4
4 hoagies or submarine sandwich rolls
2 cups romaine or iceberg lettuce
2 oz. deli-cut pepperoni
2 oz. deli-cut salami
2 oz. deli-cut ham
2 ounces deli-cut provolone cheese
1 medium tomato, sliced
¼ cup banana peppers
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ small red onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the lettuce on a large cutting board and top with deli meats, cheese, tomato slices, banana peppers and onion slices. Begin chopping the ingredients with a large chef’s knife until everything is well chopped into small uniform pieces and well combined. You may need to work in batches. Add the chopped ingredients to a medium-sized bowl with the mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar and oregano and mix together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mixture into four even portions and fill each sandwich roll. Serve with your favorite sandwich side and enjoy! ::

About Author

Amy Krause

Amy is the Rochester artist behind A. Krause Studio. Her work explores self care advocacy, mental health awareness, social justice issues and cultivating kindness. Her work is available on Etsy ( and Instagram (akrausestudio).

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