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Genoa Salami Salad with Spicy Hummus Dressing

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Okay seriously this is my favourite salad to make, definitely in my top five recipes. I find that I only like salads if they eat more like a meal and less like rabbit food so I like to pack my salads with all sorts of goodies. The dressing for this salad is amazing! In all honesty I could eat it by the spoonful…. which sometimes I do because come on…. it’s just mostly yogurt and chick peas. Most dressings are what turn a salad from fresh to fattening so when I tried this dressing I was stoked. Not only is it guilt-free so I can literally drown my salad in it, but it’s creamy and full of flavor. It is my go-to salad in the summer when I’m craving something tangy and spicy! I also love the addition of a good quality cured meat when I get sick of chicken as the main meat source in my summer dishes. I like this salad even spicier so I usually grab a spicy genoa salami at my local Italian market too. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 4-5 scallions or green onions
  • 6-8 cups fresh spinach (or greens of your choice)
  • 1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
  • genoa salami, sliced into small strips (4-5 slices per serving)

Hummus Yogurt Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons hummus (flavored hummus is great too)
  • 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • (to get desired consistency of dressing, simply add water)


1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, then stir in sliced scallion and 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce to taste; set aside.

2. Add remaining salad ingredients to large bowl and toss. Add quinoa and drizzle with Hummus Yogurt Dressing.


A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl. ~ Yotam Ottolenghi


Author: Domestic Ingenuity

I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.

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