Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Make a hoagie without the bread, and you'll have this delicious hoagie salad. I made it for this Memorial Day's get together, and it was a hit with every one! I actually made two versions: The regular one, and another without the onions or mustard, because some of our guests do not like them.


2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped in 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup basil leaves, cut into strips
1/2 pound Genoa salami, sliced into strips
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup garbanzo beans
2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half if desired
2 cups rotisserie chicken breast, cut in small pieces
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly, white and pale green parts only
1 yellow pepper, seeds removed, sliced into strips

Vinaigrette (recipe below)


  • Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl. When ready to serve, add the vinaigrette and combine.
  • You can make this ahead of time, but add the lettuce and basil leaves at the last minute, so that they don't wilt.

Here's a picture of the version without onions or mustard

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (or a bit more if you like mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup vinegar (I like to use white balsamic)
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients except the oil and parmesan.
  2. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow steady stream until incorporated. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. Oh my gosh this looks really good. I didn't get your Martha Monday post so I went here. This salad is perfect for this weekend. I like the way it is finely chopped, I guess you could say I'm a "chopped" salad fan! I'm bookmarking this!

  2. Your Hoagie salad version without the dreaded onions is fabulous.

    Never mustard on a Hoagie. Against the law.