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Garbage Salad

(36 Votes)
10 Min

Despite its unusual name, this is one salad you aren't going to want to throw away! That's 'cause our Garbage Salad is LOADED with a ton of veggies, cheese, and deli-style salami.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 6 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese, cut into strips
  • 6 ounces Genoa salami, cut into strips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm, drained and cut
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and cut into strips
  • 1 (5.75-ounce) can large pitted black olives, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar peperoncini, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups prepared vinaigrette dressing
What To Do:
  1. Wash and dry lettuce and tomatoes then cut into bite-sized pieces. Place in a very large mixing bowl with remaining ingredients except dressing; toss to mix well.

  2. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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name sounds unappealing yet intriguing, it sounds and looks delicious, I can't wait to try this!

A meal all by it self!

I have to make this for the family! !!

This looks incredible!! Can't wait to try it.

This looks Delicious (Jen Smith)

This salad look good and when i consider that i can swap things even better! thanks!

The name doesn't sound appealing but boy does it look delicious!!

We love salads and could basically live off of them. I have never added pepperoni to a salad but this looks and sounds delicious. I will definitely be making this one for dinner soon. jweezie43atgmaildotcom

I love garbage or dump salads!

going to save this

I love this! Similar to my antipasto!

I'm saving this one. This looks amazing and easy!

Looks yummy! I love sald, and this has all my favorites.

looks great

This looks delicious plus it has some of my favorites like artichoke hearts and black olives! I will definitely have to try this recipe!

This looks very yummy and easy to make! I can definitely see my family enjoying this!

We added Salami along with ham and it was really good!

Crazy name... but looks fabulously delicious ...

I will be making this asap, it has everything I like in my salads, veggies, meat cheese.


To me, it's more of an Italian salad, not GARBAGE - BECAUSE, you're not using left overs that you may find in the fridge......

This looks delicious and even my husband would like it!!

My husband would love this! I love recipes where all I have to do is mix and serve!

This looks so refreshing!

How can this be rated when the person said it "looks" refreshing and hadn't commented on what it was like to make it or eat it??????

I'll have to try it as is and also try it with pasta.

Oh boy! This garbage salad sounds delish! Can't wait to make it plus I pretty much already have everything. Thanks!

This salad looks yummy. I always have most of the ingredients, too.

Wonderful salad recipe. But I also use pasta.

The perfect salad!

I make a very similar "salad" using pasta instead of the lettuces. Travels well for picnics.

Pepperoncini are spicy pickled salad peppers. They are available at Kroger and most other grocery stores in the aisle with the regular pickles. Hope that helps.

Pepperoncini is a pickled salad pepper. It is available at Kroger in the aisle with the regular pickles.

What is peperoncini, and where do I find it? I don't think I've ever seen it at Kroger's, and they are about the most exotic food store around except for the Asian Grocery that opened up last year. Somehow I don't think it would be found there. It sounds too Italian. Any help there?

Hi Dendy! You can find pepperoncini near the pickles in the grocery store. Most grocery stores should carry them, but we always recommend calling ahead to be sure!

I have been making this exact salad for quite sometime now. It's great to take to a potluck and much quicker than rolling/cuttin/prepping all the ingredients for beautiful platters. However, for fancier occasions, I will still do the antipasto platter. Use your own homemade Italian or vinaigrette dressing for an even fresher flavor!

Salad designer should have a more distinguished name than "garbage" for this creation because the ingredients are carefully chosen and almost resemble an antipasto.


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