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


  • 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
  • 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: 214 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein


  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

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 Apr. 20, 2016

"To corky11, What don't you understand about the term "crowd pleaser" ? And you probably didn't even bother to make the recipe anyway. Do the math yourself. I plan to."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2016

"So good! I did quarter the recipe because it's just the 2 of us. Didn't add beans or olives but I did add marinated mushrooms (quartered), and marinated artichokes (quartered). Also things on a great antipasti platter. Loved the meat and cheese! I also used fresh moz I had to use up."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"I'm wondering why you selected a recipe that serves 5o. Is it asking to much to break recipe down to serve a family of 4.Would love to hear from you. Thanks...... Gee"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Favorite picnic salad - LOVE the dressing! Omitted the beans and black olives. Sprinkled with shredded Parmesan."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"Excellent! Skipped the beans."

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