Pizza Parlor Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Crispy Ranch Chickpeas:

Two 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and patted very dry

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Freshly ground black pepper

Dressing:

6 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pizza Parlor Salad:

18 ounces romaine

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup pitted black olives

4 ounces chopped salami

3 ounces shredded mozzarella

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. For the crispy ranch chickpeas: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss the chickpeas with the olive oil and salt and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, tossing once halfway, until lightly browned and crisp on the outside, 45 to 50 minutes.
  3. While the chickpeas are baking, combine the parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, thyme, sugar and a few turns of pepper in a small bowl.
  4. While the chickpeas are still warm, toss with the seasoning. Taste and adjust as desired. They will continue to crisp as they cool. Set aside 3/4 cup for the salad (reserve the rest for another use).
  5. For the dressing: Put the oil, vinegar, oregano, sugar and some salt and pepper in a jar with a lid, secure the lid and shake to combine.
  6. For the pizza parlor salad: Add the romaine lettuce to a large bowl. Top with the cherry tomatoes, red onion, black olives, salami, mozzarella, 3/4 cup of the crispy ranch chickpeas and some black pepper. Serve with the dressing on the side.