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Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad

 
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients

 

Croutons

  • 8-ounce loaf Ciabatta bread, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
 

Salad

  • 19-ounce bag lettuce mix
  • 3-ounce can fancy light tuna packed in oil, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained
  • 1/2 12-ounce jar pepperoncini, drained
  • 1/2 14.5-ounce can chick peas, drained
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced into thin quarter slices
  • 1/2 pound sweet sliced Capicola, cut into strips
  • 1/2 pound sliced Genoa salami, cut into strips
  • 1/2 pound sliced provolone (picante), cut into strips
 

Garnish

  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Lime rounds
 

Directions

Croutons
In a large sautΓ© pan over medium high, melt butter and add bread cubes, salt and garlic powder. Toss and stir and flip for up to ten minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat. The centers will be soft and the outsides crispy.

Dressing
In a small to medium bowl, place mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and parsley and mix. While whisking, slowly add oil and continue whisking to emulsify. Set aside.

Antipasto Salad
1. On a large platter or bowl, place mixed lettuce and arrange all other ingredients in a pattern over the greens.
2. Serve with dressing and croutons on the side, OR toss all together including dressing and croutons and serve immediately.
 
Recipe by Martha Pesa of