Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano’s 46 locations nationwide offer lunch, dinner, delivery and carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions are also available at select restaurants. Maggiano’s is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano’s, Brinker owns and operates Chili’s Grill & Bar.

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Chopped Salad




CHOPPED SALAD
Maggiano's Little Italy Copycat Recipe

1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce, in 1/2-inch dice
1/4 cup diced plum tomatoes, in 1/2-inch dice
1 poached chicken breast, (3 ounces) diced
2 tablespoons sliced scallion, in 1/8-inch slivers
1/4 cup crumbled Danish blue cheese
1 tablespoon crispy prosciutto, pan fried and chopped
1/3 cup dressing (recipe follows)

Garnish:
1/4 avocado
1 teaspoon crispy prosciutto

Dressing:
2 tablespoons Coleman's dry mustard
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup red vinegar
1 cup white vinegar
salt, to taste
1 quart corn oil or canola oil
1 cup virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons whole black pepper, fresh ground
1 teaspoon fresh oregano

Dressing: Combine mustard, sugar, water, garlic, red and white vinegar and salt in food processor. Mix until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the oils, continue to blend. Add remaining ingredients and stir with wire whisk. Store in sealed containers in refrigerator. This makes 2 quarts of dressing.

Salad: Place lettuce in large mixing bowl Add all the ingredients except garnish and mix well. Add dressing and mix well. Serve, topping each portion with garnish.

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