Antipasti Salad

Antipasti Salad

Serves 6

Although this salad calls for many ingredients, most of them can be found prepared and ready to use. No heating of the kitchen required for this salad that offers something for every taste. Serve with crusty bread and a crisp white wine.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic or roasted garlic purée
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup sliced jarred roasted red or yellow peppers
  • 1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup pepperoncinis
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup roasted tomatoes
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, drained
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 3 ounces sliced Genoa salami
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Method: 

In a medium bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, garlic purée, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour olive oil into mixture in a thin stream while whisking constantly to emulsify vinaigrette.

In a large bowl combine, lettuce, garbanzo beans, basil and parsley leaves. Pour half the vinaigrette over lettuce mixture and toss to coat well. Spread lettuce mixture out onto a large platter. Arrange roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, pepperoncinis, olives, roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, pepperoni and salami in sections on top of lettuce. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:420 calories (260 from fat), 29g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 1020mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 17g protein
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