My Favorite Chop Chop Salad

I love love love Chop Chop Salad! 
It is so easy and fun to chop, I make it all the time!
Chop Chop Salad with Columbus Italian Dry Salame
serves 2-4 people 
All of the pieces of this salad are approximately the same size, 1/2 inch. 
2 heads Romaine lettuce, chopped
1 can Organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed with water
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup radishes, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup pepperoncinis. chopped 
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 – 1 tsp of Red Pepper flakes
pinch Sea Salt
Black Pepper freshly grated, season to taste
1 cup cheese – White Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella  optional
Columbus Italian Dry Salame or Peppered, chopped into cubes
approximately 1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar

Add all of the chopped ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Add the seasonings.
Add some Olive Oil enough to cover all of the ingredients. Mix well using two big spoons or salad fork and spoon.  Add more Olive Oil making sure the ingredients are well coated. 
Add the Balsamic Vinegar.
Mix well, cover and place into the refrigerate to chill and meld for 30-60 minutes.
Serve as a side dish or a main course for lunch.
Great to take to picnics or potluck events as well.
I usually add a little more Red Pepper flakes and vary the type of cheese and 
which ever variety of the Columbus Salame that I have in my refrigerator.
I love love love Columbus Salame!
I buy it all the time. 
The people at Columbus Salame contacted me recently and 
sent me some samples.  It was great to connect with them and learn a little more about their products.
Please go to their site for some more fun info on pairing their meats with your favorite beverages.
I love their low sodium, all natural, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives products.
I also love that their products say on the label
Columbus is with me at every occasion – 
and always on my shopping list.

I hope you love my Chop Chop Columbus Style Salad as much as I do!  

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