Antipasto Pasta Salad – “A Salad For Each Week” #36


Wednesday mornings are a busy time in the kitchen for me. I make 5 lunches, 6 dinners, and the minimum of 6 snacks. To make the “dinner” portion of food prep easier and faster, I’ve decided to make a large pasta salad on this night that I can divide up between the gang. This past Wednesday, I put together an antipasto version of a pasta salad. There isn’t really a recipe- Perhaps a guideline is more of an appropriate term. You can vary this up in so many ways, but here is what I used:

  • Brown rice pasta, 3 cups cooked (Tinkyada is my favorite brand)

  • Applegate pepperoni, 3 slices

  • Applegate ham, 4 slices

  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese, small cubes

  • 1/4 cup Sweet peppers, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup Tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup Lettuce, shredded finely

  • 1/4 cup Kale, shredded finely

  • Garlic, 1 clove minced

  • Handful of fresh herbs (basil, oregano, thyme)

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place pasta in a large bowl. Add meats and cheese, veggies, garlic, herbs, and salt and pepper. Stir until mixed evenly. Drizzle with oil and vinegar and toss until coated. Taste and add oil, vinegar, or salt and pepper if you prefer.

Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw

  26. Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

  27. Tangy Green Bean Salad

  28. Florida Summer Salad

  29. Avocado and Crab Salad

  30. Bella Salad

  31. Sweet Potato Home Fries

  32. Tomato and Carrot Balsamic Salad

  33. “The Southeast” Summer Salad

  34. Homemade Caesar Salad

  35. Creamy Caesar Salad


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