This versatile lunch salad works well with whatever meats you have on hand. It's an Italian take on the chopped salad with spicy marinated vegetables and garlic-ciabatta croutons. The croutons and dressing can be made ahead and will stay fresh up to a week. Pack everything in a resealable container and you're ready to go.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss ciabatta with garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and enough finely grated provolone to coat lightly and evenly; season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake until crisp and golden, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and mayonnaise. Add hoagie spread, salt, and pepper to taste and stir to combine.

  • Pack mixed greens in a resealable container with sliced roast turkey, salami, provolone, celery, and giardiniera. Pack dressing and croutons separately. Toss to combine just before eating.