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Quick Italian Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup mayonnaise 

1/4 cup grated Parmesan (pre-grated in a pack from the store) 

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 

1 tablespoon sugar 

1 tablespoon vinegar 

2 teaspoons black pepper 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

1 clove garlic, pressed 

Juice of 1 lemon 

Salad:

1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chunked 

6 whole pepperoncini

1/2 cup whole black olives

1/2 cup whole red cherry tomatoes

1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced into circles 

1/3 cup grated Parmesan

Directions

  1. For the dressing: In a blender, add the olive oil, mayonnaise, Parmesan, parsley, sugar, vinegar, black pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, garlic and lemon juice and blend until pureed.
  2. For the salad: Put the romaine and iceberg greens in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Top the salad with the pepperoncini, olives, tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle with Parmesan at the end.