A Fresh Summer Salad

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summer salad marked

I should maybe call this “The Best Ever Summer Salad”, at least we think it is.

salad close up

If you are a fan of Italian ‘antipasti’ flavors, this is a great salad to throw together on a hot summer night. It’s making our dinner menu on a regular basis these days, my husband loves it as much as I do. It’s kind of a knock-off of a salad I love from Lone Star Steakhouse—I think its called “Sonoma”? This version is full of protein and so fresh, and delicious.



{serves 2 to 4 people}

in bowl


½-1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped into 1” squares.

2-3 grilled chicken breasts (we grill extra once a week so we have some on hand for salads during the summer), we marinate/grill them with italian dressing.

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

½ cup shredded mozzerella cheese

½ cup feta {or more to taste}

1 cup garbanzo beans

½  cup diced pepperocini peppers {again more to taste}


Mix all that together and top with your favorite Italian salad dressing {Note: the only thing we had when we made this the first time was the Good Seasons “mix in the cruet” dressing—so we used that and it was divine.} You can also use just good old olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a less-processed version.


That’s all! Enjoy and let me know if you love it as much as we do!


Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Had to find this again! LOVE this salad ~ 🙂


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