Vibrant Vegan Chopped Italian Salad

A classic salad reimagined and made with just plants–this Vegan Chopped Italian Salad is bold, colourful and delicious! Paired with an easy to make, oil free dressing, it makes a great lunch, dinner or salad for the table. 

This recipe is one of the simplest to make, and it’s very customizable as well. I’ve offered some of my personal favourite additions in the recipe below, but the best chopped salad is one that features your favourite ingredients. With that said, the possibilities are endless in terms of what you can add to this salad. It’s got crunch, colour, texture, acidity, spice and more.

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What’s in this Vegan Chopped Italian Salad?

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Radicchio
  • Chickpeas
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Olives
  • Pepperoncini or pepper of choice
  • Anything else you’d like!

vegan italian chopped salad oil free

If you try this recipe out, tag me on Instagram @veggiekins so I can see your delicious re-creations and feature them! As always, I love when you share your reviews in the comments below, and if you make any fun substitutions, let me know how it worked out below too.

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vegan italian chopped salad oil free

Vegan Chopped Italian Salad (gluten free, refined sugar free, oil free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A delicious, vegan take on a classic Chopped Italian Salad with a creamy, oil free dressing. Gluten free, refined sugar free and oil free.




  • 12 hearts of romaine, shredded⁣
  • handful radicchio, shredded⁣
  • ½1 cup chickpeas or plant protein of choice⁣
  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved⁣
  • ½ large cucumber, diced ⁣
  • red onion, minced⁣
  • handful olives, pitted and sliced⁣
  • pepperoncini (or any pepper) thinly sliced⁣
  • cracked black pepper to taste⁣
  • (optional) vegan parmesan to finish⁣


  • 2 tbsp tahini or cashew butter
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/21 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/21 tsp onion powder
  • water as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • (optional) red pepper flakes


  1. Start by preparing your salad, tossing together or plating ingredients to serve.
  2. Next, to prepare your dressing, mix together all ingredients in a small bowl, excluding water. You can also blend for a smoother consistency. Add water to thin out as needed, and to your liking. Finish with salt and pepper to taste, and chili flakes if desired. Dress salad to taste and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: mains, salads
  • Method: chopping

Keywords: salad, main dishes, dressing, sauces, oil free, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, summer recipes

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BY Remy • July 10, 2020

Vegan Chopped Italian Salad (gluten free, refined sugar free, oil free)

vegan italian chopped salad oil free

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  1. Francesca says:
    This salad was very easy to make and tasted fresh and delicious, perfect for summer! Thanks Remy :)

  2. Manning tait says:
    Just made this for #kincookingclub — so delicious and easy! I’ve been craaaaving a Greek/Italian-esque salad and loved this one because it’s so nutritionally dense + loved the tomatoes <3 wish tomato season would last forever! Thank you Remy!!!

  3. Manning says:
    this salad hit the spot! remy has the beeeest dressing recipes, and this one was no exception!! so yummy and fresh! thank you remy! #kincookingclub

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