Lemon-Marinated Antipasto Recipe
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Lemon-Marinated Antipasto Recipe

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When I found this make-ahead recipe, it spoke to my Italian heart. I like to serve crusty Italian bread on the side to soak up the awesome dressing.—Nancy Beckman, Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 250 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Cook sausages according to package directions; cool slightly. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon peel, lemon juice, oil, basil, Italian seasoning and garlic.
  2. Slice sausages and place in a large bowl; add peppers and olives. Toss with dressing. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Remove sausage mixture from refrigerator; stir in cheese. Let stand 30 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Lemon-Marinated Antipasto in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p176

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