Italian Chef Salad

This filling salad is easy to prepare and works well for dinner or lunch. For a larger meal, serve with Spaghetti and Meatball Stoup.


  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 pound hot ham, sliced
  • 1/4 pound Genoa salami, sliced
  • 1/4 pound deli provolone cheese, chopped
  • Hot pepper rings (a couple forkfuls)
  • 1/2 cup cracked green olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • A few leaves basil, torn
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (eyeball it)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper


Combine all ingredients and dress with red wine vinegar, followed by EVOO, salt and pepper, all to your taste.

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