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Cucina Cucina! Chopped Salad

Cucina Cucina! Chopped Salad is a salad that everyone will cheer for when you make it. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Cucina Cucina! Chopped Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 617kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


Italian Vinaigrette

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 ounces cooked chick peas, lightly chopped
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce chopped in 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup basil leaves chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 ounces diced poached chicken breast
  • 8 ounces dry wine salami, diced
  • 8 ounces plum tomatoes diced, reserve half for garnish
  • 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese , reserve half for garnish
  • 3 green onions reserve half for garnish
  • 8 lettuce leaves


  • To prepare the dressing: Combine the egg yolk and water in a small bowl and whisk well. Cover the bowl with a small plate and microwave on high for 10 seconds, or until the mixture starts to expand. Continue to cook 5 seconds longer. Whisk with a clean whisk. Cover and return to the microwave 5 seconds. Remove from the oven, whisk with a clean whisk, cover and let sit 1 minute.
  •  In a food processor combine the egg, Dijon, garlic, salt, pepper, dry mustard, oregano, sugar, vinegar and lemon juice; process to blend. Slowly add the olive oil, processing until emulsified. Set aside. (The dressing makes about 1-1/2 cup; refrigerate the excess). 
  • To prepare the salad: Combine the chick peas, iceberg lettuce, basil, mozzarella, chicken, salami and half of the tomatoes, provolone and green onions. Toss with the dressing. Divide evenly between 8 lettuce-lined plates. Garnish with the remaining tomatoes, provolone and green onions.


Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 2148mg | Potassium: 1102mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5550IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 3.8mg
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