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big Italian salad

Big Italian Salad

  • Author: Adapted from Food & Wine
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian



For the salad:

  • 1 heart romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 small head radicchio, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives
  • 8 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, gently toss together ingredients for salad. Add all ingredients for dressing to a resealable jar; seal jar and shake vigorously to combine (alternatively, combine ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until well combined). Drizzle dressing over salad, lightly toss salad again, and serve immediately.