If you want to achieve the ultimate italian meal in the comfort of your own home without expensive prices or any complicated preparation, this really amasing antipasto salad is that dinner dish which will be your own quick and easy top hit and what you have been looking for. Antipasto salad recipe, combing an absolutely beautiful presentation and outstanding zesty taste. Definitely satisfying, simple and not loaded. Just cheese (parmesan), greens and herbs, veggies – olives, chickpeas, asparagus, beans, eggplant, pepperoncini, sprout of brussels, other mixed vegetables – and of course spices and meat or fish. Here are the options: prosciutto, salami, tuna, pepperoni. Don’t forget to eat it with focaccia or a piece of breadsticks.
If you want the real taste of home antipasto salad is for you.
It is a wonderful bouquet of all the favorite Italian meats, cheeses and marinated veggies.
Spicy salami or pepperoni, creamy mozzarella, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted red peppers and fresh tomatoes all on top of a bed of your favorite lettuce. Combine it with a zesty Italian vinaigrette and you have a winner.
It is definitely a restaurant worthy appetizer or lunch. It is also a wonderful complimenting side accompaniment to virtually any dish.
Not only is this salad tasty it also looks gorgeous on a plate with all the colorful ingredients. There is a great amount of variation of this salad as there is Italian people.
But the best part is that you can tweak it to suit your personal taste or the ingredients you have on hand. I personally love using Romain lettuce, pitted calamata olives, artichoke hearts, salami or mortadella, and I will usually throw in some fresh veggies like tomatos and cucumbers just to balance out the saltiness of the meats and the sourness of the jared items.
If you don’t have plenty of time on your hands you can absolutely use a store-bought Italian dressing. But the homemade Italian vinaigrette is just divine. I will gladly share the recipe with you.
We enjoy this salad tremendously! Super easy and takes just minutes to make. It will become an instant hit with anyone who loves Italian food.