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Zesty Chopped Italian Salad

Day two of Grill Week is all about the sides.  This Zesty Italian Chopped Salad is inspired by that wonderful pasta salad that made an appearance at every summer get together that I attended as a child.

The difference?  This salad includes all the veggies in the original (plus a few extra!) tossed with homemade dressing that is just as flavorful and zippy as the store-bought stuff (but lacks the crazy preservatives).

Zesty Chopped Italian Salad

Zesty Chopped Italian Salad

So much flavor in one bite!! This salad will be the perfect dish for you to bring to any summer grilling/potluck event.

Zesty Chopped Italian Salad

This salad pairs perfectly with the Chicken Avocado Burgers I shared on Monday.   The two make for a perfect summertime meal!


In the event that there are leftovers (while I suspect that will be highly unlikely), this salad can be stored in the fridge and used on top of a bed of lettuce for a tasty lunch or piled on a plate as an easy dinner side dish.

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Zesty Chopped Italian Salad

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  • Author: Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 side servings 1x


This salad includes all the veggies in the original (plus a few extra) tossed with a homemade salad dressing that is just as zippy as the store-bought stuff (but lacks the crazy preservatives).


  • 2 cups chopped bell pepper*
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets**
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the vegetables (bell pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and black olives). Stir until combined.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients to make the dressing (olive oil, red wine vinegar, chives, parsley, lemon juice, basil, oregano, sea salt, and black pepper).
  3. Pour the dressing over the mixed vegetables and stir to combine.


*1/4 of a red pepper is low FODMAP
**3/4 cup of broccoli is low FODMAP

This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content, but ingredients are used in amounts compliant with the Monash University App and guidelines. Please eat the foods that make you feel your best!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish, Potluck, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole 30
  • Cuisine: American

Zesty Italian Chopped Salad from Treble in the Kitchen

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