Chopped Salad Appetizer Shells
40 mins (prep 30, cooking 10)
14 ingredients
12 servings
This beautiful appetizer consists of an Italian chopped salad that is mounded into cooked pasta shells. It can be made up to four hours ahead and the romaine salad will remain crispy for serving. Note: To give proper credit, this is an adaptation of Italian Chopped Salad in Shells, which uses chicken as a main ingredient. In the version I am posting, the chicken is eliminated and the chopped salad is garnished with salami and feta cheese. I also make my own vinaigrette, but if you prefer, just use a bottled Italian dressing.

Categories:  <-60-mins , side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , pasta-shells , served-cold , european , italian , easy , presentation , pasta , finger-food , appetizer , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (8.4 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 34.32 Calories from Fat 33.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.73g 68.79%
Saturated Fat 0.51g 30.83%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.07mg 1.54%
Total Carbohydrate 0.19g 0.74%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.67%
Sugars 0.06 g %
Protein 0.06g 1.36%
Vitamin A 0.19IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 0.39mg% Iron 0.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
jumbo pasta shells, chopped romaine lettuce, chopped fresh basil, chopped fresh tomato, chopped peeled cucumber, italian salami, crumbled feta cheese, salt and pepper