Who here knows of Ledo Pizza?
It’s literally the. best. pizza. ever.
It’s an east coast thing really and actually mostly a Maryland thing! The first Ledo’s opened up near University of Maryland and while locations have spread up and down the east coast, most locations are in Maryland.
Unfortunately today I haven’t come up with a magically “healthified” version of their glorious square pizza, but I have created a homemade version of the salad we got every time we went which includes an amazing house dressing.
SO BASICALLY, UNTIL I COME UP WITH THE PERFECT COPYCAT VERSION OF THEIR PIZZA (WHICH WILL BE NEVER), IF YOU’RE EVER IN MARYLAND OR ON THE EAST COAST AND SEE A LEDO’S, GO IN!
As for the salad, this one is amazing because if you already have everything on hand, it will literally take you 5 minutes to put together.
Okay, 5 minutes to put together a salad doesn’t sound that impressive but with these toppings, this salad can act as a main dish and will satisfy you completely. I ate an average sized portion of this for dinner, was completely full, and had no desire for more!
To save you time, I have eliminated nearly all chopping from this salad, except maybe your cheese or meats if they don’t come chopped. I even went for bagged, pre-cut salad myself, so just rinse your veggies and throw all of this together!
Here we go:
For the salad:
18 ounces of romaine (approximately 2 bags of pre-chopped salad)
1/2 to 3/4 cups of the following toppings:
- provolone slices
- cherry tomatoes
- banana peppers
- green olives
1/4 cup shredded parmesan and romano cheese
For the dressing:
3 oz. olive oil
5 oz. red wine vinegar
1/2 tbs garlic powder
1/2 tbs dried oregano
1/2 tbs dried basil
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbs dijon mustard
1. Chop any salad ingredients that are not pre-chopped.
2. Combine all salad ingredients in large dish.
3. Mix all salad dressing ingredients together and whisk or shake well to combine.
4. Top with salad dressing and serve! Easy peasy!