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Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Comté

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Comté

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Comté
Recipe type: Side dish
The flavors in my Mediterranean Chopped Salad will make you feel like you’re dining in the south of France. Creamy Comté cheese, salty cured meats, and endless herbs are so refreshing and satisfying. Dressed in an easy and flexible herb vinaigrette, it’ll be hard not to love this side dish! It doesn’t get much easier than this. You can make this salad with this list of ingredients or anything you have leftover in the fridge. I love to make chopped salads because they are so low maintenance. All you have to do is chop everything up and throw it in a bowl! You can adjust, add, or take away from this easy salad dressing. Check out my dressing variations below. Keep this recipe for herb vinaigrette around the next time you need an easy, homemade dressing.
Salad Dressing Ingredients
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro

Salad Ingredients
  • Comté cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • Salami
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Romaine lettuce
  1. Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a jar and blend with an immersion blender or use a regular blender.
  2. Chop or slice all of the salad ingredients and add them to a large salad bowl.
  3. Drizzle with dressing, toss well, and enjoy!
Your salad will be savory and filling whether it’s served cold or warm. I prefer it as a cold side dish on a hot summer day. Dress up the romaine with the vinaigrette in this recipe or feel free to swap it for another favorite. A simple combination of olive oil and lemon juice is always delicious, or use my homemade ranch dressing as a creamy alternative.

Don’t forget the wine! A glass or bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris will play nicely with the fresh herbs and citrus notes in the salad. The acidity of both will work well with the richness of the cheese and salami.

Or add any of the below variations. It will still taste great!

- Chickpeas, kidney beans, or your favorite kind of bean
- Other varieties of olives
- Another type of salami or cured meat (thick-cut or pre-sliced)
- More vegetables like cucumbers, red onion, or raw peppers
- Nuts or seeds
- Add cooked grains like quinoa or couscous

Play with the salad dressing flavors with these recommended variations. Most homemade salad dressings are easy to adjust to fit your preferences:

- Add more dried herbs like oregano or thyme
- Swap the lemon juice for red wine or balsamic vinegar
- Fresh garlic is optional but recommended
- Use vegetable broth instead of olive oil for an oil-free alternative