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Italian Chopped Salad Recipe

This delicious Italian Salad is stuffed with broccoli and cauliflower, cheddar cheese, black olives, pepperoni and more. This is a lovely and easy antipasto style salad recipe that makes a perfect side to a summer BBQ or potluck dinner.

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
broccoli cauliflower salad

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Italian Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Full of chunky broccoli, cauliflower and pepperoni. Cheddar cheese chunks, olives and pepperoncini adds spice and flavor to this Italian antipasto salad.

Can you eat raw cauliflower in a salad?

Cauliflower can safely be eaten raw in salads for a satisfying and sustaining low carb meal option. Cauliflower makes a great replacement for rice, noodles and other high carb ingredients.

Italian Chopped Cauliflower Salad Recipe:

This salad is a wonderful combination of Italian flavors and mediterranean ingredients. The textures are crunchy and satisfying with a wonderful zest.

Low Carb Tips

  • Choose a low carb Italian salad dressing or make your own
  • Reduce or eliminate the sun dried tomatoes
Ingredients For Italian Chopped Salad


  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Green onions
  • Bell pepper
  • Pepperoncini and pepperoni
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Olives
  • Italian Dressing (use bottled or make your own like I did in this tortellini salad)

Additions and substitutions

We are sharing a few ideas for you to try in this Italian style salad

  • Add marinated artichoke hearts
  • Use kalamata or green olives
  • Swap out the cheddar cheese for fresh mozzarella or feta cheese
  • Opt for fresh cherry tomatoes instead of sun dried tomatoes
  • Use red onion instead of green onions

How to make Italian Cauliflower Salad

  • Chop the cauliflower and broccoli
  • Cube the cheddar cheese
  • Chop the pepperoni and pepperoni
  • Dice green onions, sun dried tomatoes, and olives

Here’s a quick walkthrough of this delicious salad recipe. Please also watch our video recipe demonstration for a complete visual guide of this recipe.

How long can I store an antipasto salad?

This salad can be made ahead up to one day before serving. It will hold well in the fridge as leftovers up to a week.

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Yield: 10 servings

Italian Chopped Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Delicious and flavorful Italian chopped Salad. Stuffed with cubed cheddar cheese, black olives and pepperoni and plenty more yummy ingredients. Coat with your favorite Italian dressing. This is a lovely and easy antipasto style salad recipe. It's safe to serve at room temperature and stays food safe. Perfect party food and potluck recipe!


  • 4 Cups cauliflower (chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 4 Cups broccoli (chopped like the cauliflower)
  • 1/2 Cup green onion (chopped fine)
  • 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 8 pepperoncini (finely chopped)
  • 1 Cup black pitted olives (diced)
  • 1 Cup sun dried tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese ( cut into small cubes)
  • 1 1/2 Cup pepperoni slices (about a four inch stack of sliced pepperoni-chop into small pieces)
  • 1 Cup Italian Garlic Parmesan dressing (I used Marie's brand)


  1. In a large salad bowl add all of the chopped listed ingredients.
  2. pour the Italian salad dressing over all of the chopped salad ingredients in the bowl.
  3. Stir the dressing and salad ingredients together until they are well coated.
  4. Chill 30 minutes to merge flavors.


This salad is food safe at room temperatures. It can sit on a table for hours with perfect safety for your guests.

Homemade Italian Dressing:

The flavor of this salad recipe will differ depending on which Italian dressing you choose. if you prefer to make you own dressing try the one I made for my tortellini pepperoni salad.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 269Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 33mgSodium 1270mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 6gSugar 7gProtein 12g

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This delicious and flavorful Italian chopped Salad is stuffed with broccoli and cauliflower, cheddar cheese, black olives, pepperoni and more.

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