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Italian Salami Salad Recipe with Kale & Roasted Garbanzo Beans

This Italian salami salad recipe is packed with kale, tomatoes, and roasted garbanzo beans, and is such an easy, tasty, and fresh chopped salad to make for dinner.

Kale salad with salami and roasted garbanzo beans


What’s on the menu for dinner tonight? Pot roast? Enchiladas? Tacos? Spaghetti? If you’re in the mood for Italian food, this side salad recipe with Italian dressing is super easy to make and the perfect starter for your meal.

We love a fresh and healthy salad recipe, and this salami salad with kale is such a wonderful Italian chopped salad to try! Did you know that canned foods are great to use along with fresh foods? We actually use canned chickpeas in this recipe, making it a quick and easy way to enjoy one of our favorite salads.

Easy Italian chopped salad recipe with salami and kale

There are plenty of nutrients packed into canned fruits, vegetables, and more, so get cooking with cans! It’s convenient, affordable, and best of all, healthy.

Italian chopped salad with salami

Today I am sharing one of my favorite salad recipes using fresh kale, salami, and canned garbanzo beans. If you are a salad fan and love a good green salad with kale, this is a can’t-miss meal!

This Italian side salad is a great compliment to any pasta dish. Prepare this salami salad as a starter for your spaghetti, chicken parmesan, pizza, lasagna, and other Italian food dishes.

sliced salami stone slab cutting board

Italian Salami Salad Recipe with Kale & Roasted Garbanzo Beans

This is a pretty simple salad to make. All you need are a few minutes and a few ingredients to get started. Here’s how to make an Italian chopped salad with salami…

Ingredients needed for this Italian salad recipe with kale:

  • fresh kale
  • Italian dry salami
  • cherry tomatoes
  • S&W canned garbanzo beans
  • parmesan cheese
  • olive oil marinade* or Italian dressing

Roast the garbanzo beans

First, you will start by roasting the garbanzo beans. Take a shallow baking dish, coat the beans with olive oil, and sprinkle a little salt over all of the beans. Roast them for about 15 minutes or until crispy, stirring occasionally.

fresh kale on a wooden cutting board

Put the Italian green salad ingredients together

Combine the chopped kale, sliced salami, parmesan cheese, roasted garbanzo beans, and Italian dressing in a mixing bowl. Toss until thoroughly mixed, then serve your salad topped with a few cherry tomatoes and an extra sprinkle of parmesan. Garlic bread goes great with this salad; it’s so delicious!

olive oil salad dressing in glass bowl
How to make an olive oil marinade

*If you are looking to make an olive oil marinade, combine fresh minced garlic, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinaigrette with a cup of olive oil and let it sit overnight. Yes, you’ll have to do this ahead of time, but it’s so worth it!

Kale Salami and Roasted Garbanzo Bean Salad

Italian Kale Salad with Salami Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 2 servings


  • 3 cups fresh kale diced
  • 10 slices Italian dry salami diced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup S&W canned garbanzo beans drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. Italian dressing


  • In a shallow baking dish, coat garbanzo beans with olive oil and sprinkle a little salt over all of the beans. Roast for about 15 minutes or until crispy, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine kale, sliced salami, parmesan cheese, garbanzo beans, and Italian dressing. Toss until well-mixed.
  • Top with a few cherry tomatoes and another sprinkle of parmesan cheese and serve.
More easy salad recipes to try

We hope you enjoy this Italian chopped salad recipe! It is full of fresh ingredients and makes a really good complement to your favorite meals. Here are some more fresh salad recipes to try:

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  • Interesting combination. Whenever I eat kale, I steam it. Seems like this would have a strong flavor with the salami. I like the recipe and will make it soon…adding to my Pinterst list

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