large gray serving bowl filled with lettuce, tomatoes, sliced pepperoni, and fresh mozzarella balls tossed with vinaigrette and topped with Parmesan crisps

Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Total Time
15 min
15 min
If your family often turns up their noses at salad, surprise them with this tasty version they’re sure to love—because it replicates the flavors of pepperoni pizza. It features a mixture of salted cherry tomatoes, turkey pepperoni, and mozzarella pearls spooned atop shredded romaine dressed with a simple red wine vinegar dressing. The crowning touch is a handful of crunchy Parmesan crisps; look for them near the croutons and salad dressings in your grocery store.


Cherry tomatoes

2 cup(s), halved

Kosher salt

½ tsp, divided

Black pepper

½ tsp, divided

Bocconcini mozzarella (mini size)

3 oz, chopped (mozzarella pearls)

Turkey pepperoni

20 piece(s), halved

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp

Red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

Dijon mustard

½ tsp

Romaine lettuce

5 cup(s), shredded, shredded

Parmesan crisps

20 crisp(s)


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper. Let stand 5 minutes. Add cheese and pepperoni; toss to combine.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, remaining ¼ tsp salt, and remaining ¼ tsp pepper. Add lettuce and toss gently to coat. Arrange lettuce mixture in a serving bowl; top with tomato mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan crisps.
  3. Serving size: about 1½ cups