Dairy-free Sub Salad

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so I wanted to make a dinner that appealed to Hubs’ tastes — burgers, barbecue, hoagies, etc. — but stay on the healthier side. So, I made a Dairy-free Sub Salad. A hoagie in a bowl!

I topped green leaf lettuce with Vidalia onions, cherry tomatoes, and mild banana peppers. Then came the deli meats: no-salt-added turkey breast, low-fat ham, and Genoa salami. (If you’re concerned about cross-contamination, kindly ask the employee at your deli counter to switch to a fresh deli slicer blade before he or she slices your meats. Asking him or her to wipe down the machine would be an additional safety measure.) A simple dairy-free adjustment — Chao Creamy Original Slices instead of Muenster –made this sandwich-turned-salad safe for all of us to eat. Drizzled over top: a dijon, hoagie oil, and mayo dressing. It was a hit!


Dairy-free Sub Salad

Dairy-free Sub Salad



2 Tbl mayonnaise

2 Tbl Hoagie oil

1 Tbl Prepared dijon mustard


1/2 Head of green leaf lettuce (torn into bite-size pieces)

1 cup mild banana peppers  (drained)

3-4 handfuls cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup Vidalia onion (chopped)

1/4lb no-salt-added turkey (torn into bite-size pieces)

1/4lb low-fat ham (torn into bite-size pieces)

4 slices Genoa salami (torn into bite-size pieces)


Place the salad ingredients in a large salad or mixing bowl.

Mix the dressing ingredients in a separate container.

Drizzle the dressing over the sald.

Toss the ingredients together thoroughly.

Plate and serve immediately.


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