Monday, November 7, 2016

Italian Antipasto Salad

Italian Antipasto Salad
Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, and the weather here in Arizona is still in the eighties and low nineties. Though the early mornings provide the best hiking weather Olive’s eyesight seems to be getting worse and worse. We had her tested for diabetes and the test came back negative, so that is good. She navigates fairly well around the house and I can tell she is happy, life keeps moving on.

Olive The Dog
This salad is hearty enough to be a meal on it’s own, serve with a slice of crusty toasted bread. Or as the name implies, antipasto, “before a meal” this can be served as an appetizer ahead of the main meal. I purchased most of the ingredients already marinated and presented in a jar. Even after draining the olives and vegetables they still had plenty of marinade on them. For this reason I chose not to make an additional dressing. The ingredients were wet enough, even with the romaine.  You could easily add another cheese like a provolone or another cured meat. Have a great week!


yield: 3 to 4print recipe

Italian Antipasto Salad

prep time: 20 MINScook time: total time: 20 mins
This hearty antipasto salad is full of marinated veggies, olives, mozzarella cheese and salami. Makes a perfect meal, just add a slice of crusty bread.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup peperoncini
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup marinated mushrooms
  • ½ cup green pitted olives
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 4 ounces salami cubed
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cubed
  • ¼ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained and diced
  • ½ to 1 head romaine, cut into ribbons

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine peperoncini, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, green and Kalamata olives, salami, mozzarella, red onion and roasted red peppers in a large bowl and gently combine. Scoop over romaine, ready to serve. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

51 comments:

  1. I love salads like this, I could definitely make a meal of this!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I just finished this salad up today for lunch.

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  2. This is a wonderful salad Cheri. I will be making these. thanks for sharing the recipe at DI&DI. Olive is a lovely dog. So sorry about her eye sight. Sometimes it is difficult to figure things out.

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    1. Thanks Linda, yes, sometimes it just takes time.

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  3. A perfect quick meal for this busy time of year! :)

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  4. What a great easy meal! I would definitely have it with some crusty bread, like you suggest.

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  5. Now all I need is just a couple of slices of garlic bread and the lunch is done! YUM!

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  6. Love this as a meal with a little bit of bread, maybe a teeny bit of wine. : ) Also great way to start a dinner.

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  7. Oh your pup is so cute! I love anything anitpasto, so this salad is calling my name!

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    1. Thanks Marcie, it was so quick to put together.

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  8. What a stroke of luck for me to come across your Italian Antipasto Salad. It will fit in with my hosting for Thanksgiving week! Hugs to Olive!

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    1. Hi Sandra, this year my daughter's mother-in-law is cooking so I am off the hook, but I will be baking a small one for us this year.

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  9. Beautiful antipasto Cheri, I love it and what a delicious combination of vegetables meat and cheese. Olive is beautiful, I'm sorry she is losing her eyesight but glad it's not diabetes. How old is she? Nando was blind from diabetes and adapted so well, I was shocked.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, Olive is almost eleven, she is in very good shape otherwise, she is walked about 5 miles a day.

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    1. Thanks Theresa, she is adapting quite well, every morning we go and visit her "friends" on our walks, that seems to help.

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  11. This is a great snack for the holidays that everybody will love. Thank you Cheri! I am visiting an almost blind girlfriend in Connecticut and it is amazing how she is adapting to the situation. I admire her positive attitude towards her handicap. It does not slow her down.

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    1. Hi Gerlinde, your friend sounds like a very special person, I admire that.

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  12. You are speaking to me with this recipe Cheri. Perfection! Bread and a bowl of these tasty bites is all I need. I love all that flavor and I hope your beautiful Olive gets a spring back in her step. Funny how you posted a photo of Olive and olives :)

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    1. haha!! did not even realize that until now. Thanks Tricia!

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  13. I'm sure you are so relieved that Olive doesn't have diabetes. Loss of eye sight can be managed if you don't move the furniture. Lovely salad Cheri.

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    1. Hi Tandy, no we don't move a thing and our coffee table is now round and on the side of the room.

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  14. This Italian antipasto salad looks so delicius and sounds so full of fantastic flavors. Lovely share, Cheri.

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  15. Your salad looks delicious, Cheri. I'm glad the pooch is OK. She looks like a truly wonderful companion. D

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  16. Olive would look very cute with glasses! Hope things improve, eyesight-wise. Pets become so important to us, don't they? Anyway, love this salad! I'd make a meal out of it -- such nice flavors. Thanks!

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    1. haha! she would John, like a Mrs. Peabody. Do you remember that cartoon character?

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  17. A hearty salad and bread is all I need for dinner! This looks delicious, Cheri!

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  18. I am so doing this. I think this would be super to have in the refrigerator Thanksgiving weekend with everyone around. I even canned 16 half pints of marinated roasted red peppers this week!

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    1. Hi Inger, you should put that recipe on your blog I would love to try it. Thanks, Cheri

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  19. Such a fabulous, flavorful salad! I'd definitely eat it for my dinner entree, then enjoy it again for lunch!!!

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    1. Aaww thanks Liz, actually that's what I did.

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  20. We always make Thanksgiving an all day affair. Nibbles for lunch, Turkey and all the sides at dinner time. This antipasto salad would work well for lunch time. Easy to prepare and certain to keep everyone happy!

    Our rescue pup is 13 and has somewhat impaired eyesight. I suppose it's because our elderly pets don't have glasses like we do?

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    1. Thanks Deb, who knows maybe one day they will have glasses for our pets;)

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  21. Oh, it's been so long since I've had a good antipasto, Cheri. Thanks for the reminder. I just love it and I will use your recipe.
    I think this is a common problem with dogs but it sure is hard when you see signs of aging in your beloved pet. Labs are the absolute best!

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    1. They are the best, my good friend calls them velcro dogs because they always want to be right next to you.

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  22. All is well in the world when our furry friends are well...I'm sure your wonderful cooking and creations of lovely antipasto salads lets Olive know where the kitchen is located =)

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    1. haha! yes I beleive her sense of smell is even better, thanks Kim!

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  23. Your salad looks so rich and full of flavour!

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  24. So sorry to hear about your fur baby's eye sight. I hope the doctor gets it figured out soon. Your pasta looks amazing though. Definitely food for all seasons!

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  25. I wish I could make this using pre-marinated mushrooms and artichokes, but that isn't going to happen! At least I can find some salami without garlic, so that is good! And, really, how hard would it be to marinate my own mushrooms and artichokes? Not very.

    Definitely perfect to holiday entertaining!

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