antipasto salad - a cinch to make
Recipe type: salad
Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 
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Serves: 4 to 6
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (use white if you can)
  • 1 clove of garlic, mashed into a paste
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • romaine lettuce, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • handful basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • handful Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 whole roasted red or yellow pepper, sliced
  • marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • handful pitted black olives, rinsed and sliced
  • roasted tomatoes
  • fresh mozzarella, drained and torn apart
  • sliced salami
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, garlic and maple syrup until well combined. In a thin stream while whisking pour olive oil into mixture until it emulsifies.
  2. In a large bowl combine lettuce, garbanzo beans, basil and parsley leaves. Pour half the vinaigrette over lettuce mixture and toss to coat well. Spread lettuce mixture out onto a large platter. Scatter roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, and salami on top of lettuce. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad and season with freshly ground black pepper.
Recipe by The Culinary Chase at