Experience La Scala Chopped Salad
La Scala Chopped Salad is a classic Italian salad made with the freshest of ingredients and the most flavorful blend of seasonings. It’s a great light salad to make for lunch or dinner and is sure to delight your guests.
The salad combines radicchio, red onion, cucumber, and celery with a handful of torn basil leaves, diced artichoke hearts, chunks of feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes to produce a salty yet sweet flavor. Then, the stars of the dish: a vivid blend of basil, oregano and garlic give the dressing its exquisite taste. With just a hint of pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, the salad is sure to leave you feeling fresh and light.
Being of Italian origin, La Scala Chopped Salad contains elements of traditional Italian cuisine. The pairing of the ingredients, from the radicchio and red onion to the oregano, garlic, pepper and vinegar is an excellent example of balance, with each element highlighting and complimenting the others to create an unforgettable dish.
This salad is a fantastic side dish and can also be served as a starter. It is easy to make and can be prepped in advance if you’re looking to serve up a quick and delicious meal. The flavors blend so well together, you’ll find yourself savoring every bite.
- 2 cups radicchio, chopped
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 1 handful fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1 can (14-oz) artichoke hearts, diced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- In a large bowl, combine the radicchio, red onion, cucumber, celery, basil and artichoke hearts.
- Crumble in the feta cheese and add the sun-dried tomatoes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, oregano, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar until well-combined.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
- Serve immediately or chill in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Whether you serve La Scala Chopped Salad as a light side dish or a flavorful starter, you can be sure it will be a hit. With its fresh, vibrant flavors, it’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Plus, this salad is versatile and can be customized with ingredients you already have in your pantry – just substitute feta cheese with mozzarella or cooked quinoa, or swap out the artichoke hearts for crumbled bacon or capers.
Love Italian cuisine? Check out my other Italian-inspired recipes, such as my Eggplant Parmigiana or Potato Gnocchi!