Summer Antipasto Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Escape to the Mediterranean with this traditional presentation of fresh vegetables, cured and cooked meats, and cheeses, drizzled with a simple vinaigrette.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

1/2
cup balsamic vinegar
1/2
cup olive oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt

Salad

4
cups shredded romaine lettuce
8
oz sliced cooked chicken or turkey, cut into bite-sized strips
8
oz sliced salami or summer sausage, cut in half
4
oz sliced mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-sized strips
4
cups fresh cauliflower florets
2
small cucumbers, sliced
2
medium tomatoes, each cut in half and sliced, if desired
2
medium yellow, red or green bell peppers, coarsely chopped (2 cups)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients.
  • 2 Arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Arrange chicken, salami, cheese, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers over lettuce. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad.
  • 1 In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients.
  • 2 Arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Arrange chicken, salami, cheese, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers over lettuce. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If desired, partially cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse it under cold water.

In a hurry? You can substitute a bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing for the dressing in this recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
120%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.