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Antipasto Italian Salad

by Aimee

Crowd favorite, this Antipasto Italian Salad recipe is bursting with flavor. From the arugula to the citrus dressing, you’ll love this easy ‘no sugar’ salad recipe!

Serve this salad with our favorite Pizza Casserole for a complete dinner idea!

Antipasto Italian Salad

I’m a sucker for salads. But when you eat a salad, day after day they get so boring!

What I love about today’s Antipasto Salad recipe is the variety of flavor, and the versatility of toppings.

What you’ll Need to Make an Antipasto Salad

Arugula. The base of today’s salad is one of my favorite greens. Usually used in moderation because of it’s spicy flavor, it’s the perfect green for this antipasto salad as it pairs perfectly with the sweet citrus dressing.

Artichokes. Low in fat but high in fiber, I love adding them to salads. Make sure to buy canned, quartered artichokes without seasoning. You don’t want anything to overpower your dressing.

Garbanzo beans. Crisp and flavorful, these high protein beans are easy to toss into salad, especially if you buy the canned variety! FYI, sometimes you’ll see them called chickpeas!

Dressing. No sugar needed in this fresh dressing recipe. The combination of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and seasonings makes the perfect topping for anitpasto Italian salad.

How to Make Antipasto Salad

Start by whipping up the dressing. In a mason jar (pint size), combine olive oil, fresh juiced lemon, balsamic vinegar, pressed garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, and Italian Seasoning. Shake well and refrigerate until ready to serve salad.

In a salad bowl, add fresh Arugula. Top with snipped fresh basil, grape tomatoes, artichokes, black olives (or kalamata olives), shredded parmesan cheese, salami (quartered), garbanzo beans, and cheddar cheese.

Gently toss salad. Top with dressing immediately before serving. ENJOY.

What to serve with Antipasto Salad

While following a no sugar, no flour diet, you can eat this salad as a complete meal. It’s packed with everything you need to stay full.

However, it will also pair well with these Swedish Meatballs or these Zucchini Boats.

No Sugar No Flour Substitutions

Read your labels to make sure the canned foods do not contain any added sugars.

Most balsamic vinegars are made with no added sugars, but read your label. Some of the sweeter, flavored ones sneak sugar into their vinegars.

Yield: 6 servings

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad

Crowd favorite, this Antipasto Italian Salad recipe is bursting with flavor. From the arugula to the citrus dressing, you'll love this easy 'no sugar' salad recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 3 oz Fresh Arugula
  • 1/4 cup fresh snipped basil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup quartered artichokes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup salami, quartered
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed

For the dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

    1. Start by whipping up the dressing. In a mason jar (pint size), combine olive oil, fresh juiced lemon, balsamic vinegar, pressed garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, and Italian Seasoning. Shake well and refrigerate until ready to serve salad.
    2. In a salad bowl, add fresh Arugula. Top with snipped fresh basil, grape tomatoes, artichokes, black olives (or kalamata olives), shredded parmesan cheese, salami (quartered), garbanzo beans, and cheddar cheese.
    3. Gently toss salad. Top with dressing immediately before serving. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 679mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

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