Grinder salad has been the new TikTok sensation that I can eat for the rest of my life. No, seriously it’s that dang good! It’s a creamy salad with all of the original salad ingredients but with a vibrant twist. This grinder salad is like a combination of a chopped salad and an Italian classic grinder sub. Suppose you know what I mean. This is one hearty salad that you have to try ASAP.

Grinder Salad.

Why Should You Recreate This Grinder Salad?

Flavor, Flavor, Flavor- Need I say more? This recipe is out of this world delicious. With all of the seasoned meat and banana peppers, it’s a hit!!

Quick and Easy- I love the fact that you can simply chop up all of the ingredients and toss them into a bowl with the dressing and you’re done!

Variations- Here’s the thing. You can turn this grinder salad into a grinder sandwich if that makes sense. As I mentioned above. It’s something like an Italian sun. All you will need is a subbread.

Ingredients You Will Need

Grinder Salad
  • Lettuce- crisp shredded iceberg lettuce is fine or whatever lettuce you get that shreds we’ll. Try and stay away from romaine as it doesn’t chop as great.
  • Meats- You can use whatever meat your heart desires. That’s the fun part. Got some leftover meat in the fridge. Add that in. I used turkey, deli ham, and pepperoni.
  • Banana Peppers- The star of the show I feel like you cannot have a grinder salad without the peppers. I use the peppers and the liquid. You can also use pepperoncini pepper liquid if you can’t find banana peppers.
  • Chopped Red Onions- If you are a fan of onions like me! You’re going to love those onions for added flavor.
  • Grape Tomatoes- This gives this grinder salad recipe a ton of texture and also adds great, sweet flavor.
  • Cheese- This grinder salad has two types of cheeses. I used sliced provolone and grated parmesan cheese.

How To Make A Grinder Salad?

Chopped all of your ingredients into bite-sized pieces.

Add to a large bowl.

Grinder Salad Dressing

Add all the listed ingredients and mix well. Add this to your large bowl with the other ingredients and enjoy.


  • As I mentioned briefly above. You can substitute any of the meats for your choice of meat. Salami, smoked ham, honey Turkey, pastrami, or prosciutto.
  • You can also add in fresh vegetables like Brussels sprouts and broccoli if you like.


You will only need a large bowl and some kitchen utensils that will help you mix all of the ingredients. Oh, and a knife to chop everything up.


This recipe can be stored in a plastic container or an airtight container. You can also place the leftover salad in a bowl with Saran Wrap over the top.

Grinder Salad


  • Use fresh lettuce. This will ensure that you have that you get crunch when you take that first bite. Fresh is always the goal with grinder salad recipes.
  • Fresh deli meat will be the better choice for this recipe.
  • If you decide to make a grinder sandwich. I recommend that you toast your bread before adding to the salad.

                              Grinder Salad



  • 1 Head Lettuce finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Banana peppers Chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion Thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup Grape tomatoes Chopped
  • 1/4 lb Turkey Chopped
  • 1/4 Pepperoni Chopped
  • 1/4 Ham Chopped
  • 1/4 Provolone cheese Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Banana Pepper Juice
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper to taste



  • To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients listed. Whisk to combine. Chill the dressing in the refrigerator while you prepare the salad.
    1/2 Cup Mayonnaise, 1/2 Teaspoons Banana Pepper Juice, 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar, 1/2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic, 1 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning, Salt, Pepper, 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • In a mixing bowl, add all of the chopped salad ingredients.
    1 Head Lettuce, 1/3 cup Banana peppers, 1/2 Red Onion, 1 Cup Grape tomatoes, 1/4 lb Turkey, 1/4 Pepperoni, 1/4 Ham, 1/4 Provolone cheese
  • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients. Gently toss together with the dressing. Enjoy

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