Nancy Silverton's Chopped Salad | Genius Recipes

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This week on “Genius Recipes,” Kristen’s sharing the secret tricks that make Chef Nancy Silverton’s chopped salad so iconic. Is it the powerhouse dressing? Its versatility? Yes and yes—plus a few extra touches that make this salad sing. GET THE RECIPE ►►

INGREDIENTS
For the vinaigrette:
2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon (1 tablespoon), or more to taste
2 medium cloves garlic, 1 smashed flat and 1 grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad:
1/2 small red onion, cut in half from top to bottom
1 head (22 ounces) iceberg lettuce
1 head (11 ounces) radicchio
1 pint small, sweet cherry tomatoes, such as Sun Golds or Sweet 100s, cut into quarters
Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups no-salt-added chickpeas, drained
1/4 pound aged provolone, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices, then cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
1/4 pound Genoa salami, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices, then cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
5 pepperoncini (stems discarded), cut into thin slices (about 1/4 cup)
Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon (1 tablespoon), or more to taste
Dried oregano (preferably Sicilian oregano on the branch), for sprinkling

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  1. Looked good until the meat and cheese. Even when I ate meat a long time ago, we never added meat to our salads. I don’t even think my Italian grandmother added meat to her salads. Cheese yes, but never meat 🤷🏻‍♀️. The bowls are pretty.

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