Italianni's-Inspired Sicilian Salad with Mangoes and Grapes

2–4 servings
Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
05 Mins

If you've ever eaten in Italianni's, you've probably noticed that every table has their signature Sicilian Insalata, or Sicilian-style salad. It's become a favorite of many, including a Pepper reader who asked us to hack it. This salad has many flavors and textures to enjoy: sweet mangoes, plump grapes, crunchy walnuts, juicy tomatoes. We add chicken for some protein.


  • 4 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup mangoes, diced
  • ½ cup red grapes, halved
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup croutons
  • black pepper, for serving

Make the dressing: Whisk together anchovy fillets, garlic, mayonnaise, and olive oil in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Toss salad: Add chicken into the bowl and toss to coat. Add lettuce, mangoes, grapes, walnuts, and tomatoes. Toss again until leaves are evenly coated and ingredients are distributed. Transfer to a serving platter and top with croutons and a crack of black pepper.