A refreshing salad filled with cannellini beans, pepperoni, tomatoes, Feta and Parmesan cheese and topped with a homemade Herb Dressing! This Pizza Salad is great for Summer potlucks and BBQ’s.
Salad Season is Here
I’m so glad it’s “salad season!” I know you can eat salad any time of year, but we especially love it during the Spring and Summer. Are you the same way?! It’s gotten almost too hot to want to BBQ, or meet at the park for lunch, but things start to cool down at night so we’ve been enjoying plenty of time outside later at night.
As we gather with friends and family, we all bring different dishes, usually salads and sides. I found a new recipe on BHG called Pizza Pizzaz Salad that looked delicious, so we gave it a try recently when we had my husband’s students over for a barbecue.
This Pizza Salad is so tasty and has some of my favorite ingredients including cannellini beans, pepperoni, Feta and Parmesan cheese. You can make a homemade Herb dressing (in the recipe box below) or Italian dressing is great with it too!
Almost all of these ingredients are prepackaged and only the tomatoes really need to be washed/chopped. That makes for easy prep! Just throw it all together in a bowl, and you have a beautifully assembled salad.
Of course, don’t add the dressing to the salad until right before serving. Or, just serve it on the side and that way your leftovers won’t get soggy.
Can you make this ahead of time? To make this salad ahead of time separate the toppings in separate containers and cover them tightly. Store in the refrigerator and assemble it all together right before serving. It should last 1-3 days in the fridge.
- chopped olives
- garbanzo beans/chickpeas
- sliced red onion
- mozzarella cheese
This will be perfect for your next family get together. In fact, this is perfect even for a pizza night!
We love to serve this salad with:
For even more great salads and pasta salads, check these out:
Pizza Salad Recipe
- 10 oz salad
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 15 oz cannellini beans rinsed and drained
- 1 cup pepperoni slices
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
- 2 cups croutons
Herb Dressing (or Italian Dressing)
- 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
- 1/4 cup basil chopped
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic pepper
- Add salad to a bowl and top with the rest of the ingredients minus the croutons and dressing.
- Right before serving make dressing by blending all ingredients in a blender. Add to salad, along with croutons and toss. ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from BHG.