This Italian sub salad is perfect if you love a classic Italian sandwich but don’t want all the carbs. It’s a healthy, gluten free alternative and jam packed with fresh ingredients and so much flavor!
You are going to love the flavors of a classic Italian hoagie in this healthier salad version. This recipe is inspired by the iconic Italian sub sandwich and packed with all the flavors you love, minus all the bread.
This Italian sub salad is a refreshing twist on the beloved hoagie. It’s the perfect choice for entertaining when your guests want something substantial, but also light at the same time.
We love this Italian sub salad for a quick and easy lunch or light dinner option. It’s a win-win for both your taste buds and your family’s well-being.
why you will love this Italian sub salad recipe
- Easy to Make
- Crowd-Pleasing Salad
- Classic Flavors
- Light and Satisfying
- Irresistible and Healthier For You
To make this easy sub Italian sub salad recipe you’ll need a few ingredients that you can get at almost any grocery store or even online!
Here’s what we are working with:
- lettuce (romaine or iceberg)
- thinly sliced salami
- mini pepperonis
- provolone cheese
- mini mozzarella balls
- red onion
- cherry tomatoes
- banana peppers
- your favorite homemade or store-bought Italian dressing
how to make an Italian sub salad
Prepare the lettuce: We used romaine lettuce for this salad. You can choose to use iceberg lettuce also. First, rinse and chop the lettuce you are using into small pieces.
Prepare the meats and cheeses: Cut the meats and cheese into small chunks. If you can’t find the mini mozzarella balls, simply cut string cheese into small bite size pieces.
Prep the veggies: You will also want to cut the veggies into small bite size pieces. You can choose to get wild or not at all with the veggies you include in your Italian sub salad.
Into a large bowl or 4 individual serving bowls, add the romaine lettuce and top with meats, cheeses, and veggies. Serve with Italian dressing and top with air fryer fried pickles, if desired.
can I meal prep Italian sub salad?
YES! This Italian sub salad makes one incredible no reheat meal prep! This may be one of my favorite meal preps of all time! It’s easy and loaded with fresh and vibrant flavors. You will want to divide the salad ingredients into 4 meal prep containers and serve the Italian dressing on the side.
We highly recommend adding air fryer fried pickles to your Italian sub salads. Grab the recipe HERE! Get ready for one delicious week of prepped lunches with this salad prep.
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does. It’s definitely one of those recipes worth saving. There’s nothing better than having what looks and tastes like a gourmet meal on the table, but one that saves you time behind the scenes.
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Easy Italian Sub Salad (Healthy Low Carb Recipe)
- LCLow Carb
- SFSugar Free
- 2-3 hearts of romaine or iceberg lettuce, chopped
- ½ pound salami slices, chopped
- 5 oz pepperonis, cut into bites
- ½ pound provolone cheese slices, chopped
- 1 cup mini mozzarella balls
- ½ cup banana pepper rings
- ½ small red onion, chopped
- ½ cucumber , sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- preferred Italian dressing, for serving
- Prepare romaine lettuce, meats, cheeses, and veggies to be chopped
- Into a large bowl or 4 individual serving bowls, add the romaine lettuce and top with meats, cheeses, and veggies. Season with salt and pepper to taste; serve with Italian dressing.
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