Summer Antipasto Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Escape to the Mediterranean with this traditional presentation of fresh vegetables, cured and cooked meats, and cheeses, drizzled with a simple vinaigrette.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

1/2
cup balsamic vinegar
1/2
cup olive oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt

Salad

4
cups shredded romaine lettuce
8
oz sliced cooked chicken or turkey, cut into bite-sized strips
8
oz sliced salami or summer sausage, cut in half
4
oz sliced mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-sized strips
4
cups fresh cauliflower florets
2
small cucumbers, sliced
2
medium tomatoes, each cut in half and sliced, if desired
2
medium yellow, red or green bell peppers, coarsely chopped (2 cups)

  • 1 In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients.
  • 2 Arrange lettuce on large serving platter. Arrange chicken, salami, cheese, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers over lettuce. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad.

Expert Tips

If desired, partially cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse it under cold water.

In a hurry? You can substitute a bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing for the dressing in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
120%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.