Grinder Salad Recipe

Grinder Salad Recipe

In the mood for a vibrant and nutritious diet? Try the Grinder Salad Recipe and fill yourself with the goodness of velvety and crispy salad.

Sometimes we are in a mood for something different, something that deviates from the routine meal. For such times, I have come up with a scrumptious recipe. Yes, it is the Grinder salad.

Loaded with healthy and fiber-rich vegetables and the goodness of mayonnaise, the Grinder Salad is enough to fill you with freshness and satiety. Make it for your children and you will see them eating all the vegetables they used to ignore. It’s that much good!

How to Make Grinder Salad?

To make the Grinder Salad you have to make the dressing and salad separately and then assemble them. But this is not a lengthy process. It only takes 15 minutes to make this colorful and healthy salad.

First, make the salad dressing. Try to make it a lot of hours before serving so that it can be chilled properly.

For making the dressing, mix mayonnaise, garlic, red wine vinegar, Italian seasonings, kosher salt, black pepper, and pepperoncini pepper liquid and lastly add parmesan cheese separately. Mix it also and refrigerate the dressing.

Then bring together the previously chopped vegetables and other ingredients which include red onions, iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, deli ham, salami, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini pepper, and mix them well. Add the salad dressing to the salad and fold in the salad. Serve with herbs and red chili flakes.

Ingredients for Grinder Salad Recipe

To make Grinder Salad, you need the following ingredients:

For Salad:

  • Shredded brussels sprouts = 2 cups
  • Halved grape tomatoes = 1 cup
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce = 3 cups
  • Chopped red onion = ½ cup
  • Sliced deli ham = 8 oz
  • Sliced salami = 12 oz
  • Sliced pepperoncini peppers = ½ cup
  • Sliced provolone cheese = 8 slices
  • Red pepper flakes for serving

For Dressing:

  • Grated parmesan cheese = ½ cup
  • Mayonnaise = 1 cup
  • Minced garlic = 2 tsp
  • Red wine vinegar = 1 tbsp
  • Pepperoncini pepper liquid = 3 tbsp
  • Freshly cracked black pepper = ¼ tsp
  • Kosher salt = 1 tsp
  • Italian seasonings = 1 tbsp

Step-by-Step Guide for Making Grinder Salad Recipe

Follow this step-by-step guide to make Grinder Salad:

Step 1

First, prepare the salad dressing. For this, take a medium-sized bowl and add mayonnaise, garlic, red wine vinegar, Italian seasonings, kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and pepperoncini pepper liquid. Mix them well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated into one another.

Step 2

Add in the parmesan cheese and stir it to combine it in the dressing mixture. Cover the bowl with a plastic cover and place in the refrigerator to let it chill down.

Step 3 

Take another bowl of large size and add red onions, iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, deli ham, salami, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini pepper in it. 

Step 4

Either gently mix the salad ingredients, or first add the salad dressing. Toss the salad inside the chilled dressing.

Step 5

Transfer to the serving bowl. If you want, sprinkle some red pepper flakes and serve. Bon Appetit!

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use thinly sliced Brussels sprouts.
  • To add a more Italian touch, add some olives.
  • To keep the salad crispy, and prevent sogginess, mix the salad and dressing just before serving.
  • Toast some bread and make the grinder sandwich from them. Just worth it!
  • Add some earthy flavor by garnishing with fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, or oregano.
  • Make sure that the salad is chilled while serving.
  • To add some refreshing tart, add some lemon slices to the salad before serving.

FAQs

Which other varieties of lettuce can I use?

Apart from iceberg lettuce, you can use other varieties of fresh, sturdy, and crispy lettuce such as romaine. For added nutrition, you can also use spinach.

Can I make the salad dressing beforehand?

It is much better if you make the dressing ahead of time and give it a good time to chill properly. Mix the salad and dressing right before serving.

What to serve with Grinder Salad?

Grinder Salad is so toothsome that it’s a complete food in itself. But you can serve it with gingerbread, a bowl of soup, or make sandwiches from it.

Can I store the leftover salad?

Leftover salad must be stored in an airtight container placed in the refrigerator. However, try to use it as soon as possible because it will start getting soggy. Do not drag for more than 2 days.

Closing

I am sure your mood has been refreshed with this recipe. Grinder salad is a salad that can add colors and a fancy vibe to your table. And once made, it can be eaten in a variety of ways like sandwiches and with soup, etc. So, don’t wait and add this recipe to your bucket list.

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Grinder Salad Recipe

Grinder Salad Recipe

Loaded with healthy and fiber-rich vegetables and the goodness of mayonnaise, the Grinder Salad is enough to fill you with freshness and satiety. Make it for your children and you will see them eating all the vegetables they used to ignore. It’s that much good!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Salad:
  • 2 cups Sredded brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup Halved grape tomatoes
  • 3 cups Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cup Chopped red onion
  • 8 oz Sliced deli ham
  • 12 oz Sliced salami
  • ½ cup Sliced pepperoncini peppers
  • 8 slices Sliced provolone cheese
  • Red pepper flakes for serving
For Dressing:
  • ½ cup Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Pepperoncini pepper liquid
  • ¼ tsp Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings

Instructions
 

  • First, prepare the salad dressing. For this, take a medium-sized bowl and add mayonnaise, garlic, red wine vinegar, Italian seasonings, kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and pepperoncini pepper liquid. Mix them well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated into one another.
  • Add in the parmesan cheese and stir it to combine it in the dressing mixture. Cover the bowl with a plastic cover and place in the refrigerator to let it chill down.
  • Take another bowl of large size and add red onions, iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, deli ham, salami, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini pepper in it. 
  • Either gently mix the salad ingredients, or first add the salad dressing. Toss the salad inside the chilled dressing.
  • Transfer to the serving bowl. If you want, sprinkle some red pepper flakes and serve. Bon Appetit!

Nutrition

Calories: 550kcal
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