If you want to achive the ultimate italian meal in the comfort of your own home without expensive prices or any complicated preparation, this antipasto salad is what you have been looking for. Combing an absolutely beautiful presentation and outstanding taste.

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.