Sometimes I dread making salads because it often means tedious chopping and dicing. Not THIS salad -- it's so easy and so delish that the bowl might not even make it to the dinner table!
This Antipasto Chopped Salad
is like no other salad you’ve ever had! It combines fresh lettuce and salami with items you most likely have in your pantry like jarred artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and olives.
Antipasto literally means "before the meal" in Italian, but this salad can be a meal in itself, too.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planned to make a salad, but by the time I got around to make it, my toppings have gone bad. Not with this
salad! And the salad dressing couldn’t be any easier. Just take the marinade from your artichokes and toss it with the salad ingredients for a perfectly seasoned salad.
The great thing about jarred toppings is that everything is already conveniently chopped for you so you won’t be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Bagged romaine lettuce and pre-diced salami make this salad come together quickly.
Salad Bar -- At Home!
A make-it-yourself salad bar is another fun way to serve this salad. Toss together the lettuce, dressing, and spices in a big bowl and then place your toppings in small bowls, letting each person add their own toppings. Salad bars are a sure way to please everyone, and you won’t have people picking toppings out of their salad (which I am definitely guilty of!).
This salad would be great for an Italian themed night. The oregano, Parmesan, and red pepper add just the right amount of Italian zing to the salad. My husband couldn't stop eating it. I actually had to take the bowl away!
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