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A bowl of Italian salad with cucumber, cheese and croutons.

Italian Salad

This Italian salad is a blend of fresh greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, cheese and croutons, all tossed together in a homemade dressing. A colorful and easy salad that is quick to make and always gets rave reviews from family and friends!
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 187kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the salad

  • 6 cups romaine lettuce coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3/4 cup cucumber quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup pepperoncini peppers whole
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced
  • 3/4 cup croutons
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shaved

For the dressing

  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


For the salad

  • Place the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, pepperoncini, olives, croutons and parmesan in a large bowl.

For the dressing

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour approximately 2/3 cup of dressing over the salad. Toss until well combined, then serve immediately.



Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg