Simple Antipasto Salad (The Way My Mom Made It)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by blancpage

From my understanding, this is NOT traditional antipasto, but it's loosely based on the antipasto salad I used to order when I lived in Grand Junction, CO, at a restaurant called Junction Square. I do not remember the exact ingredient amounts so everything's estimated, however, this does use an entire head of iceberg lettuce, so it can easily feed 3-5 I would guess. We always ate this as a main dish, and for lunch. All of the ingredients are easily found in your grocery store's deli and produce departments, and packaged cheese section. Cook time is assembly time.

Top Review by 2Bleu

I scaled this down to two servings and made this with slices of mozerella and salami and cut them into quarters with fresh from the garden tomato which we also sliced rather than diced. For the italian dressing, I just splashed some olive oil and red wine vinegar over top with a sprinkle of oregano. Wonderfully light and refreshing. We had this for lunch with your Recipe #261759 which made for an excellent combination.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped and shredded
  • 34-1 lb hard salami (Hormel Hard Salami or Genoa is good for this, ask your deli to slice into 1/4 inch-thick slices)
  • 2 -4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 12-1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 12 cup Italian dressing (my fave is Kraft, and you can use light or fat-free instead)


  1. Remove outer leaves and wash the iceberg lettuce and pat dry.
  2. Chop and shred the iceberg lettuce and place in large bowl.
  3. Chop the 1/4 inch-thick salami slices into bite-sized chunks. Add to the iceberg.
  4. Chop tomatoes, add to the iceberg.
  5. Sprinkle salad with desired amount of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. When ready to serve, pour over your favorite Italian dressing and toss to coat.
  7. Note: If you know there won't be enough people to finish the salad in one sitting, assemble only a small amount to serve at the time, and keep the rest of the prepared ingredients in separate containers in the fridge and assemble right before eating to prevent sogginess.

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