Italian salad

If you read my chicken soup post, you’ll see the I had been sick for a while, and when I get sick, my appetite diminishes a little bit. In order to ease my stomach back into eating a normal amount of food, I thought that I’d have a light dinner. Epic salads full of a ton of different things are one of my favourite things to eat! Not so much to make… because it involves a lot of prepwork. And lots of stuff to carry home from the grocery store. But it’s worth it in the end! On this particular day, I’d had a latte for breakfast, and 3 perogies for lunch, so needless to say, I was kind of starving by the time 630pm rolled around! Italian salad isn’t my usual kind of salad, but I like that it’s different. So here goes!


  • Iceberg lettuce or butter lettuce
  • Provolone cheese
  • Mozarella cheese
  • Salami
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • Black olives, pitted
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Canned tuna


  • Olive oil
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • Smaller splash of soy sauce (yes, soy sauce)

Start by boiling those eggs, because they take the longest. Then, you know the drill, chop chop chop all those veggies and throw them in a bowl! Slice up the salami, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers, and add them too. The flaked, canned tuna is optional, but was yummy. When the eggs are done, chop them and add them too. Finally, splash a generous amount of olive oil all over it, some red wine vinegar, and a bit of soy sauce. I know the dressing sounds weird, but I learnt it from someone else, and it actually tastes surprisingly really good! Honey-dijon with garlic is my go-to dressing, but when I’m lazy, which is often, let’s be real here, I just throw on those three things: olive oil, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, and I have a super tasty salad in minutes. Toss that salad to mix everything up and enjoy! I’m actually drooling a little bit just writing this up. I have some leftovers that I can’t wait to eat for lunch!

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