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Chopped Italian Salad

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A head of romaine lettuce
A small wedge of mozzarella cheese
Chick peas
A great Italian salami
Tomatoes
Cucumber
(optional:  black olives, artichoke hearts)
(for a healthier salad, substitute fresh roast chicken for salami)

Chop everything with a knife, into small pieces, the salami, the lettuce, the cheese, the tomatoes, the cucumber, leave chick peas whole.

Toss in a big salad bowl. 

Serve with a red wine vinegar vinaigrette:

Two parts olive oil, one part red wine vinegar, a half tsp Dijon mustard, dried basil, salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over salad and mix well.

 

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