(Almost) Nancy's Chopped Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette  #bloggerCLUE

(Almost) Nancy's Chopped Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette #bloggerCLUE

It's the second Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another edition of the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society! Our theme this month is PICNIC FOOD, and my assignment was Authentic Suburban Gourmet. Authentic Suburban Gourmet is the creative expression of Lisa, a successful executive by day, who uses creativity and thoughts (authentic) and readily available ingredients (suburban) with an elegant and sophisticated touch (gourmet) for cooking, creating, and entertaining. To learn more about this born and bred Bay Area foodie, check out her about page.


  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • half of a small red onion, julienned
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, cored and cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small head radicchio, cored and cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved and seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (~1 1⁄2 cups)
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, cut into 1⁄4-inch strips
  • 4 ounces salami, cut into 1⁄4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup sliced banana peppers
  • 1/2 cup oregano vinaigrette, or to taste
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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