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Crunchy chopped salad with pears

This salad from Kale Me Maybe is a spin on a classic Italian chopped. This one is meat-free, so it’s vegan- and vegetarian- friendly. It’s loaded with fibre, thanks to the pears and the chickpeas, and it can be served as a main meal or as an appetizer. Serve it fresh or keep the dressing on the side until you’re ready to enjoy. 

Prep Time:
30 min
Cook Time:
0 min
Serving Size:
10 oz. (300 g)



  • 1 head romaine, chopped 
  • 1 small radicchio head, chopped 
  • ½ cup (125 mL) heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 can chickpeas (19 oz./540 mL), rinsed and drained 
  • 1 Bosc pear, diced 
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh dill 

Italian dressing 

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) red wine vinegar 
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard 
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) garlic powder 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) crushed red pepper 
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) dried oregano 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper 


  1. In a large bowl, combine romaine, radicchio, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, and pears. 
  2. Prepare dressing by combining red wine vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Using a fork, whisk dressing until smooth and evenly combined. 
  3. Pour dressing into the bowl with the salad ingredients, and toss until everything is evenly combined. Top with dill. Serve immediately. 

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Nutritional Information Per 10 oz. (300 g)
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 294
Fat N/A N/A %
+ Trans N/A
N/A %
Cholesterol N/A
Sodium N/A N/A %
Carbohydrate 30 g 10 %
Fibre 9 g 36 %
Sugars N/A g
Protein 7 g

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