Antipasto Salad is the perfect summer meal. It’s filled with tomatoes, cheeses, cured meats, olives, and pepperoncini. Dress it with your favorite Italian dressing for a quick and easy light meal.
If you are looking for the easiest (and one of the tastiest) salads this Antipasto Salad is just the thing!! We also like this Easy Chicken Caesar Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, and Chicken Taco Salad for quick and easy salads for dinner.
what is antipasto?
Have you had it? Antipasto is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. It typically includes cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, veggies, cheese and more.
Today’s recipe a is a simple and delicious salad version of this delicious meal. In fact, I have dubbed this as one of the easiest salads of all time. If you can chop you can make this salad. There is no cooking involved, no dirtying a bunch of dishes, and you can customize this to your tastes.
This is also a healthy salad that’s filled with vegetables, protein, and healthy fats. Perfect for those of you on keto right now. 😉
You can also make a big batch and store it in the fridge and have lunch or dinner ready for the week!
How To Make Antipasto Salad
It couldn’t be any easier! Just use your favorite antipasto platter ingredients and place them on a large bowl of chopped romaine. I added in red onion too because we really like it. But feel free to leave it out if you prefer.
CHOP + MIX. All you have to do is chop your ingredients into bite-sized pieces. See I told you this was easy.
SALAD BUFFET. Another option that is fun, is to arrange all the ingredients on a platter much like an antipasto platter and let everyone choose their own topping for their salad. Then top with your favorite Italian dressing or make a homemade Italian dressing!
Storing and Making Ahead:
If you are planning on MAKING AHEAD OF TIME and enjoying throughout the week I recommend storing all the components separately. This just ensures the salad will be the freshest possible when you toss everything together.
If you have leftovers from making a big salad simply cover and STORE in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Keep in mind the lettuce will begin to wilt and get soggy the longer it sits.
More Delicious Salads to enjoy!
Antipasto Salad Recipe
- 8 cups chopped Romaine
- 6 ounces salami, chopped
- 4 ounces mozzarella pearls
- 1 (6oz) can black olives, drained
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
- ½ cup roasted red bell peppers, roughly chopped
- ½ cup sliced pepperoncini
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- your favorite Italian dressing
- Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Arrange remaining ingredients as desired. Serve with dressing on the side.