Italian sub salad (surviving in a gluten-ous family)

As the only one in my family who eats gluten-free, sometimes I have to fend for myself.

I’m not big on forcing people to prepare food a certain way just for me, so I tend to eat in advance, or if I’m at my in-laws’ house, I make my own meal.

On Sunday, my in-laws decided to make Italian sub sandwiches for the Packers-Giants Wildcard playoff game. Thankfully it was easy for me to make a gluten-free version for myself using most of the same ingredients. Almost any sandwich or burger can be made into a delicious salad, which was what I did. A salad version of your favorite sandwich is also a great option if you’re eating low carb.

I know this recipe is ridiculously basic, but I wanted to show that you don’t always have to make huge adjustments to eat gluten-free.

Italian sub salad


  • Chopped lettuce – I used half a head of romaine
  • 4 slices Genoa salami, chopped
  • 4 slices deli ham, chopped
  • Chopped onions
  • Diced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped mini sweet peppers or hot pepper rings
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella
  • 2-3 tablespoons Italian dressing


Mix everything together in a big bowl! That’s it.

Stay fit,


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