We Tried the La Scala Salad and You Should Too
This famous La Scala salad is worth the hype! It’s refreshing, it’s light, and it takes 5 minutes
To make the vinaigrette combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and parmesan in a small bowl. whisk until combined
Finely chop romaine and place into a large bowl
Slice salami into thin strips and place into the romaine bowl
Add drained chickpeas and mozzarella to the large bowl and mix
Toss the vinaigrette into the salad until fully coated
I knew I had to give this recipe a try when I saw the La Scala salad trending all over Tiktok. La Scala is a Beverly Hills-based restaurant that is known to be frequented by the Kardashians and other celebrities alike. This chopped salad got its claim to fame after Kim Kardashian shared it was her favorite. La Scala offers a variety of chopped salads, but the overbearing consensus is that this is the favorite.
This is a salad you have to try and make at home because it really only takes five minutes. There is no cooking involved in this recipe at all so it is perfect for when you come home from class, don’t have a lot of time, and want a delicious meal. With just a quick whisk of olive oil, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese you have the perfect dressing. Toss it over chopped romaine, sliced salami, sliced mozzarella, and chickpeas and you have a La Scala salad at home in five minutes
When I first started my research into the La Scala salad I was shocked by how many people raved over what appeared to be a very basic salad, but after giving it a try myself I understood the hype. This salad is light and refreshing, and the red wine vinegar gives it that perfect bite. I never thought salami had a place in a salad like this, but this La Scala salad proved me wrong.
La Scala uses a hard salami in their salad and then juliennes 1/4 lb, but I found that thinly sliced Genoa salami sliced into strips was just as tasty, more efficient, and more cost-effective. I found this Columbus Sliced Genoa Salami to be perfect. It was very convenient to get and I didn’t have to worry about getting super thin slices because that work was already done for me.
This La Scala salad is delicious as is, but there is so much room to play around with ingredients and flavors if something in the salad isn’t your cup of tea. If you are not a huge fan of red wine vinegar you could try out a different dressing. Student recipes has an awesome no anchovy Caesar salad dressing that is so easy and goes with everything.
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You could also swap out salami for chicken or turkey in this La Scala salad if salami isn’t your thing. Maybe add some tomatoes for a bit more nutrients. These are all variations La Scala offers on their menu. They also have a tuna option and one with no meat altogether. I’m sure all of these are delicious so feel free to make this salad with your favorite variation.