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Lemon-Marinated Antipasto

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 (1/2 cup each)


  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 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


  • Cook sausages according to package directions; cool slightly. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, basil, Italian seasoning and garlic.
  • Slice sausages and place in a large bowl; add peppers and olives. Toss with dressing. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Remove sausage mixture from refrigerator; stir in cheese. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 250 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.

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