Italian Salad (Antipasto Salad)

This Italian Salad (Antipasto Salad) is a hit every time I take it to a party. The blend of different meats, cheeses, and vegetables such as artichokes, and olives, make this antipasto salad a complete and filling meal.

It’s easy to make and serves up beautifully on either a charcuterie board or in a large salad bowl. And we have many other party food ideas here.

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What is an Antipasto Salad?

Antipasto is an Italian salad and Antipasto means before a meal and can be served as a salad or charcuterie board of cured meats, olives, cheese, and vegetables. You can mix up different ingredients and make it yours. It is perfectly served as the first course before meals but could be a full meal by itself when served with bread and/or a dessert.

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How to Make an Italian Salad?

Love a classic Italian salad? Try this easy recipe for the perfect combination of flavors—fresh greens, savory olives, zesty artichoke hearts, and tangy Parmesan cheese tossed with a flavorful garlic vinaigrette. Enjoy an authentic taste experience bursting with freshness!

Italian Salad Ingredients:

Serves 8-10

  • 5 ounces salami
  • 5 ounces mini pepperoni
  • 2 jars olives
  • Marinated artichoke hearts (12 ounces)
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Lettuce – Any variety you like
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella Cubes
  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack Cubes
  • ½ – 1 cup Banana Peppers
  • Parsley (optional)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)

Directions:

Prepare the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients. 

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Assemble the salad by adding the lettuce on the bottom. Add meats, cheese, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, and parsley together. Combine and drizzle with dressing. 

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Add meats, cheese, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, and parsley together. Combine and drizzle with dressing.

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Italian salad ingredients italian salad recipe antipasta salad recipe

Tips/Tricks/Variations

You can easily swap out any of the ingredients to fit your preferences. Mushrooms, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, and Colby cheese are all ideas to consider. 

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italian salad italian salad recipe antipasta salad recipe
italian salad italian salad recipe antipasta salad recipe
italian salad recipe antipasta salad recipe

Transform your pantry items into a panoply of Italian flavors with this delicious and easy-to-make salad. The combination of these Italian flavors will deftly be a hit at any party and as a side to any Italian pasta dish.

Italian Salad (Antipasto Salad)

Italian Salad (Antipasto Salad)

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

The word antipasto means 'before a meal'. This Italian Salad (Antipasto Salad) is a hit at every time I take it to a party. The blend of different meats, cheeses, and vegetables such as artichokes, and olives, make this antipasto salad a complete and filling meal. It is easy to make and serves up beautifully on either a charcuterie board or in a large salad bowl.

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Salami
  • 5 ounces mini Pepperoni
  • 2 jars Black and/or Green Olives
  • Marinated artichoke hearts (12 ounces)
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Lettuce – Any variety you like
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella Cubes
  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack Cubes
  • ½ - 1 cup Banana Peppers
  • Parsley (optional)

SALAD DRESSING

  • 2 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients.
  2. Assemble the salad by adding the lettuce on the bottom.
  3. Add meats, cheese, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, banana peppers, olives, and parsley together. Combine and drizzle with dressing.
  4. You can serve this on a charcuterie board, as a full salad, or as a sald bar party.

Notes

Tips/Tricks/Variations
You can easily swap out any of the ingredients to fit your preferences. Mushrooms, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, and Colby cheese are all ideas to consider.

This easy italian antipasto salad recipe would also work as an keto salad or and italian appetizer platter served with dishes such as lasagna orany of your favorite italian dishes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1112mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g

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