Homemade Antipasto Salad Recipe
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Homemade Antipasto Salad Recipe

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This colorful salad is a tasty crowd-pleaser. Guests love the homemade dressing, which is a nice change from bottled Italian. — Linda Harrington, Windham, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:50 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 50 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1 pound each) spiral pasta
  • 4 cups chopped green peppers
  • 4 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami, julienned
  • 1 pound sliced pepperoni, julienned
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives, halved
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups olive oil

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 214 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 514 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. In several large bowls, combine pasta, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, beans, salami, pepperoni, cheese and olives.
  2. Place vinegar, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper in a blender. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Pour over pasta salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 50 (3/4-cup) servings.
Originally published as Antipasto Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p39

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 214 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 514 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"Great, everyone liked it"

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Love the flavor. The dressing is a wonderful change from bottled Italian dressing. My husband and I eat this as the main dish for lunch as it has the meats. I do not always use the garbanzo beans (or beans at all). It is so good."

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"This salad is really good using tri colored pasta! Pretty too. Peg"

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Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"Very good recipe. I make it often for potluck meals, and the only ingredients I change are the green peppers (use red instead) and navy or kidney beans instead of the garbanzo beans."

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Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"So we've Americanized an Italian dish...Whoopie! Didn't need the lecture. The salad is great, Linda! I've taken it to potlucks, funeral meals and family reunions and always get compliments and asked for the recipe. Sometimes I add summer squash to give more it color."

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