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Italian Chopped Salad Flatbread

A salad, but better! All tossed in a simple Italian vinaigrette, served on cheesy, crispy flatbread. A great light appetizer or meal!

Course Appetizer, Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 flatbread
Author Laura Doerr


For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp shallots
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano flakes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the flatbread salad

  • 1 flatbread
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaping cup romaine or mixed greens chopped
  • 2 tbsp banana peppers chopped
  • 2 tbsp peppadew peppers chopped
  • 2 tbsp salami or pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/4 cup mini mozzarella balls
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Optional add-ins

  • giardiniera (Italian pickled veggies)
  • olives
  • red onions
  • chickpeas
  • grilled chicken


For the dressing

  1. Place the shallots, garlic, parsley, dried oregano, and salt on a cutting board. Chop everything together until minced into fine pieces. Add mixture to a small bowl. Whisk in the red wine vinegar and pinch of sugar. Gradually whisk in the olive oil until well combined.

For the flatbread salad

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or grill). Drizzle flatbread with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake/grill until crispy, and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes but will depend on your flatbread variety, and desired crispy level. Allow to cool before adding salad topping.

  2. Add all salad fixings to a mixing bowl. Toss with desired amount of dressing. Pile on top of cheesy flatbread, slice and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I used a very thin 12x5-inch flatbread that was a perfect single serving lunch, or could be a two-person appetizer. Adjust salad topping amounts based on how big your flatbread is.

The dressing makes more than enough for this recipe, but it also doubles as a great veggie or protein marinade, or save and use on more salads!