Kowalski's Chopped Salad

Serves 8
  • 1/2 cup Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar

  • 2 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard

  • 2 tsp. honey

  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, finely chopped, washed and spun dry

  • 1 cup radicchio, finely shredded, washed and spun thoroughly dry

  • 4 oz. Genoa salami, finely diced

  • 4 oz. provolone cheese, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup halved kalamata olives

  • 1/4 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced canned artichoke hearts

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2-3 tbsp. pine nuts, to taste

  • - fresh basil, thinly sliced in ribbons, to taste


Pour first 8 ingredients into a screw-top glass jar and shake until well combined. In a large mixing bowl, toss romaine with a little bit of dressing to taste. Put dressed romaine on a large, rimmed serving platter or shallow bowl; arrange next 8 ingredients on top of the romaine in stripes or pie-shaped wedges. Drizzle salad with more dressing to taste; garnish with pine nuts and basil. Serve additional dressing on the side.