This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure page for more information.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chopped Salad for a Crowd

   This salad is a little bit meaty of the leafy, cheesy, meaty salad we all love and a little bit pasta salad.  All of the flavors come together wonderfully and this salad is sized for a party.  Of course you can cut back and make it for a smaller group easily enough.  I made it in two really large bowls a couple of hours ahead of our Easter open house.  I left the dressing off until right before it was time to serve.  I dressed and served one at the open house and had a whole second salad ready to go for Easter itself.  Since the second bowl wasn't dressed, it kept really well.

    I don't have any hard boiled eggs in the recipe, but I added some to the leftovers for lunch the next day and that was really good as well.
   I would say that half of a recipe could easily serve 8-12 as a side salad and 4-6 as a lunch entree.  The full recipe can serve a small army!

Chopped Salad for a Crowd

Ingredients:

1 lb box ditalini pasta, cooked to al dente
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped small
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped small
6 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup green onions, chopped
4 oz gorgonzola
4 oz feta
8 oz hard salami, sliced into bite sized pieces

Dressing:

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup olive oil
  1. Mix together all dressing ingredients and set aside
  2. Toss together salad ingredients.  If making ahead of time, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  
  3. Toss salad and dressing just before serving.  



12 comments:

  1. Yum, yum, yum! I love a good salad, and this one looks like it fits the bill. I can't wait until I can have cold lunch meat again (pregnant here, so trying to stay away). Thanks again for linking up with Idea Box!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Congratulations! It is funny the things you miss while you are pregnant, but better safe than sorry. Or sub bacon!

      Delete
  2. Another fab dish from you. Today I'm over from Funtastic Friday. Would be great at a party.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It was really good... I added a little fresh lettuce to the leftovers and they were pretty good the next day too!

      Delete
  3. Oh damn, I thought I'd already commented but wasn't sure but realise now will visible after approval, lol!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really should figure out how to turn that off ;-)

      Delete
  4. This is a fantastic salad for our large crowd. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It goes really far! It is fun because it is part pasta salad and part lettuce salad. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

      Delete
  5. Thanks for linking up with Best of the Weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks so delish! I love chopped salads. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love chopped salads. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! A little bit of everything in each bite and no need to have everything perfectly arranged! Thanks for hosting!

      Delete