Easy Low Carb Antipasto Salad

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This Easy Low Carb Antipasto salad pairs well with any Italian meal, but is also hearty enough to be a meal all on its own. 

Antipasto Salad

What is antipasto salad?

Antipasto is an Italian appetizer consisting of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and marinated vegetables. They are served in bite-sized pieces and placed on a platter. It reminds me of modern day charcuterie boards that are crazy popular right now. I have no idea who thought to put these tasty ingredients into a salad, but it is a delicious combination.

If you’re trying to cut some carbs from your diet, this salad is a great choice. Every ingredient is naturally low in carbs and high in flavor making it a very satisfying meal.

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Ingredients for Antipasto Salad

  • Mixed green
  • Green olives
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Deli ham
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Genoa salami
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlid
  • Honey
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Antipasto Salad

Wash, rinse and dry the mixed salad greens and put them into a large bowl.
Roll the deli ham and slice into spirals. Dice the Genoa Salami and mozzarella cheese.
Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey (use sugar free for low carb), Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
Add the green olives, pepperoncini pepper slices, sliced deli ham, cubed Genoa Salami, and cubed mozzarella cheese to the large bowl of mixed greens. Toss lightly.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat well.
Serve immediately.

Antipasto Salad

I make different versions of this salad depending on what I have on hand at the time or how many people I’m preparing if for. Some additional items you could add to antipasto salad include:

  • Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Black olives
  • Marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • Salami, sliced
  • Feta cheese
  • Provolone cheese, diced
  • Kalamata olives
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Fresh basil

Tips & Tricks

  • Turn this recipe into a pasta salad by omitting the mixed greens and toss the other ingredients and dressing with cooked pasta.
  • You can use a store bought vinaigrette dressing to save time, but I prefer making the dressing from scratch.
  • Make this ahead of time by tossing the dressing with the prepared ingredients EXCEPT the mixed greens. Then toss with the mixed greens just before serving and add a little extra dressing. This will prevent your lettuce from wilting and allow quick salad prep for lunches.
  • Serve as a traditional antipasto by omitting the mixed greens and placing all other ingredients on a platter. Toss ingredients in the salad dressing, serve it in a small bowl, or leave it off altogether.
Antipasto Salad

Easy Low Carb Antipasto Salad

Melisha Kreppein
This Easy Low Carb Antipasto salad pairs well with any Italian meal, but is also hearty enough to be a meal all on its own. 
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 267 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 6 cups Mixed greens
  • cup Green olives
  • cup Pepperoncini peppers sliced
  • cup Deli ham sliced
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese diced
  • ½ cup Genoa Salami cubed

Salad Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • ½ tsp Sugar free honey
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash, rinse and dry the mixed salad greens and put them into a large bowl.
  • Roll the deli ham and slice into spirals. Dice the Genoa Salami and mozzarella cheese.
  • Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey (use sugar free for low carb), Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Add the green olives, pepperoncini pepper slices, sliced deli ham, cubed Genoa Salami, and cubed mozzarella cheese to the large bowl of mixed greens. Toss lightly.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat well.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Tips & Tricks

  • Turn this recipe into a pasta salad by omitting the mixed greens and toss the other ingredients and dressing with cooked pasta.
  • You can use a store bought vinaigrette dressing to save time, but I prefer making the dressing from scratch.
  • Make this ahead of time by tossing the dressing with the prepared ingredients EXCEPT the mixed greens. Then toss with the mixed greens just before serving and add a little extra dressing. This will prevent your lettuce from wilting and allow quick salad prep for lunches.
  • Serve as a traditional antipasto by omitting the mixed greens and placing all other ingredients on a platter. Toss ingredients in the salad dressing, serve it in a small bowl, or leave it off altogether.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 4.6gProtein: 8.2gFat: 23.4gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 1452mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword low carb, salad
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