Italian Sub Salad Recipe

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Italian Sub Salad is an easy meal if you need something quick to satisfy the whole family.

Italian Sub Salad is the number one requested picnic dish in our family. The recipe is so quick and easy and most times I have the ingredients on hand. I like the fact that the recipe doesn’t need followed in detail. You can add and adjust to your families personal tastes and eating habits. Dump and pour recipes are my favorite!

Feel free to add anything else your family would eat on a hoagie or sub. You can serve this as a salad or on rolls if you like. This salad does not store well. Plan to eat it all in one sitting or you will have a soggy mess of leftovers. Great for tailgates, picnics, pot lucks and more. Makes a great all in one meal on a hot summer evening! Enjoy!

Italian Sub Salad Recipe

Feel free to add anything else you like to eat on a hoagie or sub. You can serve this as a salad or on rolls. Great for a get together or to spice up your salad! This salad does not store well. Plan to eat it all in one sitting or you will have a soggy mess of leftovers.


  • Large head Iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 lb hard salami
  • 1/4 lb pepperoni
  • 1/4 lb ham
  • 1/4 lb turkey
  • 1/2 lb cheese (your choice)
  • 1/8 C Italian dressing
  • small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes cubed
  • 2 - 3 TBSP mayo
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Optional ingredients
  • black olives
  • sweet peppers
  • hot peppers
  • pickles
  • cucumbers
  • peppers


  1. Clean lettuce and tear into bite size pieces and place in large bowl with onion.
  2. Chop meat and cheeses into bite size pieces
  3. Toss together.
  4. Add dressing and toss again.
  5. Add mayo and toss again.
  6. Add more dressing or mayo if needed.
  7. Add any optional ingredients.
  8. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning.
  9. Gently fold in Tomatoes.
  10. Chill and serve immediately



Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    June 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I love this…my variation is called hoagie dip.

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      June 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks June. I usually call it Hoagie Salad, but thought maybe that Hoagie was just an East Coast name for subs, that others may not get. LOL! Hope to see you sometime soon!

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    June 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I. Love.This. So making it!

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      June 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Thanks Tess! Enjoy!!

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    Diane Millett
    April 4, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I made this salad for dinner and it was awesome. We have enough for another meal.

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    August 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Loved this! I eat hardly any carbs but miss sub sandwiches! This sounds like a terrific answer to my taste buds!!! Thanks for sharing!

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      vickie ferguson
      September 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      I make a variation of this. Leave out the lettuce and just use the tri-color shredded cabbage. Green onion. Homemade no carb dressing and I add real bacon bits and Colby jack shredded cheese. Its almost NO carbs and it’s very tasty!!

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    October 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Sounds awesome! How many will this recipe feed?

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      Michele Brosius
      October 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Good question. It all depends on the size of the head of lettuce, etc.. It’s a meal for my family of 4. As a side dish I would say 6 to 8. Thanks

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    Dina Costanzo
    November 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    This salad looks delicious!!!!! I am going to make it for Christmas Dinner along with my Ziti and garlic bread

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    June 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

    This looks like an awesome twist. I’m especially excited to try the dressing – I am always on a quest for the perfect dressing!

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    June 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    This looks so delicious! Gotta try this one!

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    June 28, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Wow that is some salad no wonder it is high on the requested list. Thanks for sharing it with #HomeMattersParty

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      Sparkle W
      October 27, 2015 at 3:09 am

      1/2 (cup????? lb.????????) cheese please?????

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        Michele Brosius
        October 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

        1/2 lb. Thanks for pointing out that was missing from recipe. All this time and you are the first to ask. Enjoy!

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    February 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    How long can this sit for, before it becomes soggy?

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      Michele Brosius
      February 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

      If you are worried about it getting soggy, you may want to add dressing right before serving to prevent that.

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        April 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        We make something like this and if we have to transport to another location we just prepare the lettuce and put in a separate container or plastic zip lock bag and mix just before serving. The other ingredients are fine if they are mixed a little earlier, in fact the flavors are melded and taste great.

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    April 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    This is commonly called antipasto salad! Mix the meat and cheese with Italian dressing put over lettuce when served
    Nothing new….

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