‘Grinder’ Salad

‘Hannah, what are you eating for lunch this week?” What a fantastic question, thanks for asking! In the process of doom scrolling the other week I saw all these videos on Tik Tok about this grinder salad. It is basically a deconstructed hoagie/grinder whatever you want to call it. It is very similar to the Kitchen Sink Salad that I have posted about previously. The Tik Tok recipe calls for mayo which I opted to leave out as it would not keep well since I am making the salad for weekday lunches. The fun part about this salad & the kitchen sink salad is it’s another opportunity to make it your own and clear out your fridge at the same time!

** A nice little bonus recipe: take your salami, spread some goat cheese, place a pepperoncini on top, and roll the salami up, OMG YUM


  • 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 Pepperoncini + a little juice, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 6 Slices of Salami, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 1 TSP Basil
  • 1/2 TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, washed & chopped
  • Handful of Arugula & Spinach
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, sliced
  • Cheese of your choice, I used crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Green Olives
  • Olive Oil
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Feel free to add in croutons, I used the sourdough foccacia I made a few weeks ago.


Combine all in a container and mix well

  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 TSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 1 TSP Mayo* I added one day to make the dressing a little bit creamier you can opt-out

Let’s Get Cooking

First things first prep your ingredients.

In a large bowl combine red onion + pepperonchini + garlic + oregano + basil + red pepper flakes. Mix well and let sit

Prepare your lettuce & spinach/arugula [you don’t need to add the arugula, I just like the peppery flavor it adds]

Add your greens to the bowl + all your additional toppings. Mix well and top with freshly cracked pep.

If you are eating immediately, feel free to top it with your dressing. If not, store in a separate container that you can top with later.

Have fun & be creative & enjoy!

Made with Love,