Italian Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing
Salads can be boring but this Italian Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing is anything but that. There is loads of flavor packed into this bowl, with romaine, radicchio, grape tomatoes, peperoncino, salami, and asiago. To jazz this salad up even more is a delightful creamy Italian dressing with more cheese and wonderful ingredients.
This salad would be great with any Italian meal and also any BBQ or potluck! I love that there is bits of delicious salami, that really makes the salad more interesting for me.
Take a big scoop and enjoy! The asiago cheese is another favorite of mine and just adds more to the salad than a plain cheddar.
This bowl of healthy, fresh greens is so much more than you think. It is a hearty salad that can give you a pop of heat if you indulge in pepperoncini. If you don’t like them, that is easy, just avoid taking one into your bowl. You still won’t be lacking in flavor. Just let the spicy mongers get their fill!
Such a pretty array of colors and textures to make this salad a home run at your next feast. It is one that I have made lots of time before.
Don’t have time for the homemade dressing? Shame, shame, but I won’t tell anyone if you use store bought. Just get a good quality creamy Italian dressing and no one will know the difference or care when they are digging into this.
This tasty, cold and delicious salad is very easy to pull together and it is so much more than its parts. A celebration of Italian goodness awaits you when all combined together.
Italian Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing
A salad that is bursting with flavors from Italy. Enjoy a big bowl with your next Italian feast or for any BBQ or potluck!
- I large head romaine lettuce, washed and torn
- 1 head radicchio, washed and chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup peperoncino, whole
- 2 thick slices of good-quality salami, cubed
- 1 cup Asiago, cubed
Creamy Italian Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 Tbsp. white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. Asiago cheese, grated
- 3/4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp. garlic, minced
- Large pinch Kosher salt
- Assemble all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a small or regular sized blender whirl the salad dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour over the salad, toss and serve.
Comments & Reviews
Valeriano Gaibazzi says
Sorry to say it…but this like “Chinese Cusine” adapted to our westen kitchen it has nothin to do whith “Italian Salad” or italian dressing…In Italy no one will put salami in a salad…only Anglo-Saxon would do this…this salad is Definitely delicious But has nothing to do with Italian salads.
Tara Noland says
I called it an Italian salad as it has Italian ingredients. It is my own creation and not based on any other recipe.
Casey N. says
Well Val I think you may be mistaken. The Italians make an antipasti with salami and that is considered a salad. Why be so critical? This is a lovely salad. A great way to break from one’s routine.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I think this looks great! My favorite types of dishes are those that are inspired by other cultures rather than just copying recipes. This looks so good!
This salad looks beautiful and delicious. I will definitely be giving this one a try.
I love a good salad! I would like to try your salad and dressing recipe! Simple to make too!
Jody Arsenault says
I love the idea of the cubed salami in this salad. I grew up with meat and cheese in salads and I think this one is one my family would enjoy.
What are the things that I’m trying to do this year is eat a lot healthier. Sometimes you just get sick of eating the same salad over and over again so I’m very happy that I saw this post. I’m definitely going to try it.
I have never made my own salad dressing before, but mainly because I had no idea how to even do it. I’m definitely excited to try this!
Claudia Krusch says
Salads are a huge part of my diet. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give it a try this weekend.
This salad is sure to be a hit at my next BBQ. I am excited to give this recipe a try. I am always looking for new ideas.
Lisa Joy Thompson says
This salad looks delicious! I usually put such boring ingredients in my salads! I’ll have to pick up some of these ingredients so I can surprise my family with something different!
Mama to 6 Blessings says
I love Italian dressing, it’s my favorite. I could go for a nice salad right now with this dressing, yum!
I love salads and yours looks so delish and colorful. Will definitely have to make your dressing recipe tonight, since your recipe looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!
That looks really good. I love having salads. It’s great to try different ones too. I can’t wait to give this one a try.
Sounds easy enough to make but so delicious – one that many will like. 🙂
Dawn Lopez says
Summer is salad craving time for me. This Italian salad looks like exactly what I need for lunch tomorrow. I get tired of eating the same old greens every time.
Interesting spin on a classic staple. Great creative ideas
This salad looks absolutely gorgeous. I love how colourful it is. I’ll definitely be trying it out.
This salad looks delicious! I would eat this everyday!
What a lovely dressing! It goes nicely on so many different types of salads