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Sicilian Salad

Sicilian Salad 

The thing with great Mediterranean food isn’t that it’s complex. It’s actually really simple and the ingredients list is full bodied. Sicilians really know how to make a great salad.


  • Juice Of ½ To 1 Lemon (depending upon how lemon-y you like it) 
  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil 
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced 
  • ¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes 
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano 
  • ¼ Tsp Sea Salt 
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper 
  • 1 Bunch Lacinato Kale – with no Stems and well washed 
  • ¼-½ Lb. Hard Salami, Diced 
  • ½ Cup Pickled Sweet Peppers or Cherry Tomatoes 
  • ½ Cup Pepperoncini 
  • 4-6 Marinated Artichoke Hearts 
  • ¼ Cup Green Olives 
  • ¼ Cup Toasted Sunflower Seeds 
  • 4-6 Pickled Red Onion Slices or Rings (optional) 
  • Roasted Cauliflower (optional) 


  1. In a jar with a lid, combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. 
  2. Close with the lid and blend it by shaking vigorously. 
  3. Slice kale leaves thinly and toss them in a bowl. 
  4. Coat kale with the lemon dressing. 
  5. Combine the remaining 8 ingredients to create topping. 
  6. Place kale in individual salad bowls. 
  7. Sprinkle topping over the kale.

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