La Scala Chopped Salad

Here’s my take on the viral La Scala Chopped Salad. I love that it’s filled with a delicious variety of ingredients and that you’ll get a taste of everything in each bite! Plus, it’s easy to make and a great meal prep option.

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A Delicious Viral Salad? So here for it.

I’m sure you’ve seen the viral Kardashian salad on TikTok. Did you know it was actually created in the 50s by Chef Jean Leon at La Scala Boutique? That’s how it got it’s real name: the La Scala Chopped Salad. And many celebrities before Kim made it popular, including Julia Roberts and Leonardo DiCaprio. (Just to name a few.) Source here.

Here is my spin on this viral La Scala Chopped Salad. It wasn’t a Kardashian who inspired me. It was Hannah Ann from the Bachelor. Clearly this salad is making its rounds! I love that it’s filled with leafy greens for some fiber and other nutrients. They’re also so easy to prepare. Just plop on a cutting board and chop. I stuck with the salami and mozzarella cheese because both are delicious and salads should be just that. However, I ditched the artichokes and replaced them with chopped pickles and chose a store-bought dressing seasoned with Romano cheese and basil to whip this salad up even faster. 

Truth be told, this salad is a stepping stone for me. I used to only make dishes like this with veggies and lean proteins because I was afraid of calories. But now I can enjoy yummy toppings like salami and mozzarella just because I like them and do not think twice. Life’s too short for boring salads not filled with foods you love!

This recipe creates a single serving salad. You can chop all of the ingredients ahead of time to prep for the week and throw it all together right before eating. Be sure to store your dressing separately. A dressed salad will get soggy very quickly and you won’t want to eat that. 

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Ingredients you will need for this La Scala inspired chopped salad 

Romaine lettuce – Make sure to chop it a little more than usual so there are pieces in every bite. I used 2-3 cups. 

Mozzarella cheese – Fresh cheese? Yes please. I cubed 1 oz of lite mozzarella cheese for this salad.

Salami – I used Calabrese salami. Slice it and then chop it finely so you’re always picking some up! I used 1 oz. 

Cucumber – Such a nice crunch. Chop this finely also.

Pickle – The viral Kardashian salad uses artichokes, but I chose pickles instead. I like them better.

Chickpeas – A great source of protein. I used 2 tablespoons.

Tomatoes – Full of delicious flavor and nutrients! Chop well.

Parmesan cheese – Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese for some more delicious and savory flavor. I used about 2 grams.

Ken’s Northern Italian Dressing – I used store-bought dressing to make this easier and faster. I like this one because it has Romano and basil in it, which the original recipe uses. It’s yummy!

How to make this La Scala inspired salad 

  1. Place your chopped romaine in a large bowl. The bigger the bowl, the easier the salad is to mix up.
  2. Top with chickpeas and chopped mozzarella, salami, cucumber, pickles, and tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle dressing on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  4. Toss together and enjoy!

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How to eat

This La Scala inspired salad will be delicious on its own. You can also pair a smaller portion with your favorite protein. I think chicken, steak, or salmon would be great options. You could also wrap the salad in your favorite tortilla or enjoy it alongside a cup of soup or a sandwich. 

Substitution ideas

Remember I said that life is too short to eat salads you don’t enjoy. This chopped salad is versatile and you can easily swap out ingredients for something you prefer. Instead of cucumbers, try a bell pepper or even some radish slices. Pepperoni instead of salami would add a little bit of mellow heat. You could even do chopped turkey or ham for something a little less savory. Feel free to use your dressing of choice. I think Caesar or even bleu cheese would be great options. Replace chickpeas with black or white beans. Lots of options for you here!

Storing your La Scala chopped salad

Keep your salad stored in the refrigerator so none of the ingredients spoil. You can chop and store all of the salad ingredients separately or together. Just keep the dressing separate until you are ready to eat. This way, your La Scala Chopped Salad will stay fresh and crisp. It should stay good for up to 4 or 5 days.

Nutrition info

Here is nutrition info for one large salad:

255 calories, 13.8 fat, 14.3 carbs, 15.2 protein, 3.3 grams of fiber

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La Scala Chopped Salad

La Scala Chopped Salad

Here's my take on the viral La Scala Chopped Salad. I love that it's filled with a delicious variety of ingredients and that you'll get a taste of everything in each bite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2-3 cups Chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 oz Lite Mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1 oz Calabrese Salami, sliced and chopped
  • Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 Pickle, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chickpeas
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Sprinkle of parmesan cheese, 2 grams
  • 2 tbsp Ken’s Northern Italian Dressing


  1. Place your chopped romaine in a large bowl (the bigger the easier the salad is to mix up)
  2. Top with chickpeas, mozzarella, salami, cucumber, pickles, tomatoes
  3. Drizzle dressing on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  4. Toss together and enjoy

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 large salad

Amount Per Serving Calories 255Total Fat 13.8gCarbohydrates 14.3gFiber 3.3gProtein 15.2g

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