This salad has all of the flavours you know from a classic cold cut Italian sub sandwich, but made it into a salad. I love these heartier salads that eat like a meal and I really think you are going to love this one. Loads of veggies, meat, cheese, croutons, pickles, with a lovely zippy dressing. A really fun meal to make to change things up!

Classic Italian cold cut sub

Italian sub sandwich or hoagie is made with salami, prosciutto, mortadella, ham and capicola with provolone cheese on submarine bun. Whether you call it a hero, a sub, a grinder or a sandwich, this one is layered with amazing cured Italian meats and provolone cheese. This salad takes direct inspiration from this classic sandwich, but turns it into a salad!

Let’s breakdown the ingredients

  • Greens – A mix of romaine and arugula
  • Veggies- Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Dill Pickles
  • Green olives (easy to omit if olives aren’t your thing)
  • Homemade croutons
  • Homemade dressing made of red wine vinegar, dijon, black pepper, salt, and olive oil.

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Italian Sub Salad

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup sliced salami
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/2 cup green olives, sliced (optional)
  • 1/3 cup red onions, sliced thin
  • 3 cups romaine
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade croutons


  • 1 tbs grainy dijon mustard
  • 3 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • Let's start by mixing together the dressing. In a bowl add in the dijon mustard, black pepper, salt, red wine vinegar, and then slowly stream in the olive oil while whisking. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Set aside.
  • Next up if you are making your own croutons, dice up some bread and toss into an oiled pan and place over medium high heat. Toast the bread until brown on all sides. Set aside.
  • Into a bowl add the romaine, arugula, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, pickles, parmesan, salami, and croutons. Drizzle over dressing and toss. Enjoy!
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