Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad Recipe
Photo: Antoine Bootz

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 72 mg
Calories 411
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 14 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Fat 32 g
Fiber 5 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 18 mg
Satfat 12 g
Sodium 2208 mg

Ingredients

1/2 pound rotini, fusilli, or other short pasta
1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 pound bocconcini or mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3 1/2 ounces sliced hard salami, cut into strips
1 9-ounce box frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
1 6-ounce jar roasted red peppers (about 4), cut into strips
1/2 16-ounce jar pepperoncini (hot Tuscan peppers), drained (about 12)
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, minced

Preparation

Cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. Remove from cooking water with a slotted spoon, rinse under cold water, and drain well. Add the green beans to the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender. Remove the green beans, rinse, and drain with the pasta.

]In a large bowl, using a wire whisk, blend the garlic, mustard, and vinegars. Slowly whisk in the oil and add salt to taste.

] In a very large bowl, toss the pasta with the dressing and stir in the bocconcini, garbanzos, salami, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, pepperoncini, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Cover and chill for 1 hour. The salad may be made up to 2 days in advance.

Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

June 2001
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