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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Prep time

25 minutes


6 servings

Who doesn't love a chopped salad? You get the perfect balance of every flavor and texture in every bite. This plant-based Mediterranean chopped salad is not only beautiful to look at, but tastes delicious. With crunchy, crisp iceberg lettuce and a diversity of different veggies, this salad will be a new go-to for your lunch, dinner, or side dish! Plus with the flavor amplified by our Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this is a salad that you will constantly be coming back for (and, it makes for perfect meal prep!).

In this recipe

Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml)
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Greek Herb Kalamata Olives
Spicy Kalamata Olives


For the dressing: 

  • ½ cup Kosterina Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice from ½ lemon (about 2 tbsp) 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper

For the salad: 

  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce 
  • 2 large stalks celery 
  • ½ English cucumber 
  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • ½ red onion 
  • ¼ cup Kosterina Greek Herb Kalamata Olives
  • ¼ cup Kosterina Spicy Kalamata Olives
  • 8 oz block of feta cheese
  • ½ cup small pickled pepperoncini peppers 
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained


  1. 1

    To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a large jar or liquid measuring cup and whisk until completely combined. Set aside. 

  2. 2

    Core and finely chop the head of lettuce into very thin strips, then add to a large bowl. Dice the celery, cucumber, and bell peppers and thinly slice the red onion and add to the bowl. 

  3. 3

    Slice Kosterina Green Herb Kalamata Olives and Kosterina Spicy Kalamata Olives in half lengthwise. Cut the feta cheese into ½ inch cubes, and slice the pepperoncini into small pieces, removing the stems. Add the olives, feta, pepperoncini, and chickpeas to the bowl. 

  4. 4

    Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well before serving.