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Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

12-14 servings

I like to serve this refreshing salad during the summer when my family craves pizza but I don't want to heat up the house by turning on the oven. It's so popular at potlucks that I always bring home an empty bowl. -Cathy Riebschlager, Hordville, Nebraska

Ingredients

  • 10 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup salad croutons

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, green peppers, cheese, pepperoni, olives and onion. In a small bowl, combine the tomato juice, vinegar, oil, garlic, basil and pepper.
  2. Pour over tomato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with croutons.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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