Kitchen Sink Antipasto Salad

By Gabby

The name says it all. I was looking for a recipe for antipasto to take to a dinner party and I had a hard time finding one that I felt was "traditional". However, in my search, I found such a variety of recipes that I combined several and came up with this version.

Kitchen Sink Antipasto Salad
photographer: Gabby
Ingredients
  • Marinate over night (or at least 4 hours)

  • 2 cups fresh cauliflower (broken into small pieces)

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florettes (If you use the stems, peel them first)

  • 2 carrots (peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick)

  • 1/2 cup pitted calamata olives

  • 1/4 cup manzanilla olives (green olives with pimento)

  • 1/2 cup red onion (thinly sliced)

  • 1/2 sweet onion (thinly sliced)

  • 1 cup light Italian dressing

  • 8 oz. Genoa Salami (cubed)

  • 4 oz. turkey pepperoni (thinly sliced)

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (ribbon cut)

  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley (chopped)

  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic (finely minced)

  • Add right before serving

  • 8 oz. mozzarella ciliegine (mini mozzarella balls)

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

  • 2 cups fresh spinach (or greens of your choice)

Directions
  1. In a LARGE bowl mix all of your fresh veggies, meats and herbs. Pour the dressing over and toss to coat. Cover and place in the refrigerator over night or for at least 4 hours. (Longer is better)

  2. Right before serving, add the cheese, tomatoes and greens. Toss and serve. This will keep for about 3 days in the refrigerator.

  3. Optional ingredients: sweet peppers, sliced water chestnuts, garbanzo beans, red kidney beans, zucchini slices, oregano, romaine lettuce, ice burg lettuce, fresh green beans, roasted egg plant, provolone cheese, ham, brochuto, and, well…the kitchen sink

  4. Want fewer calories? Take out the meat, olives and cheese and you still have a very flavorful salad. Add the beans if you want to keep the protein and up the fiber, but know you will also be adding carbs.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
12
Per 1 cup serving
Calories
211
Fat
17g
Carbohydrates
2g
Protein
9g

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3 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-10 10:58:09 -0300 Report

I served this at a dinner party and none of it came home. That's always a good sign. I do think that I would add a hearty green such as romaine to keep it a little lighter.