Antipasti Chopped Salad

This Antipasti Chopped Salad recipe is a delicious side or main dish, perfect for a potluck, luncheon, or game day party!

Friends, today I’m sharing a delicous Antipasti Chopped Salad, perfect for any season, and super easy for different kinds of entertaining!

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary! It seems like yesterday we were married out in Applegate, Oregon, on a very hot, southern Oregon (100+ degrees) afternoon. I remember my very full, ruffly-fluffy dress, and being very, very warm. :)

It still was a lovely day full of beautiful memories, as 300 guests gathered with us to witness our marriage vows.

Life is full of twists and turns and hard times, but also beautiful, loving, tender moments.

24 years ...

As our days can become so mundane, doing the same things over and over, I find it important to sleep well, move a lot, eat healthy, pray, and make room for others. Prioritizing, strategizing, planning, and working toward goals is what helps me stay on track.

Sometimes it’s the small, routine-like, little things that make an impact on our lives and bring us joy!

12 little routine-like things that brighten my day:

1. I aim for 8 hours of sleep every night. I try to get up at 5:45 am every morning! (I know, it’s early, but there’s always Storyville coffee waiting for me!)

2. I read every morning a different book, devotional, or something that makes me pray, evaluate, and think – before I start my day.

3. Some form of exercise almost every day (walk, run, yoga).

4. Keep a notebook by my side. Helps me stay on track and organized with my business. I also use the calendar on my phone, and computer!

5. I like to think of others. There are two things that are eternal in this world: God’s Word and people. We are constantly prioritizing many things in our lives—and inviting people to our home is very important to me. Our new neighbor down the street is having her first baby. I offered to bring them a meal when the baby is born, and I bought a cute little outfit on clearance at Nordstroms. It doesn’t take much to think of others.

6. My husband and I could work all day and night, but we have to discipline ourselves to stop, turn off the phones, and relax. To manage our time well. We like to cuddle every night upstairs in our loft, watching Netflix (our new indulgence is watching The Mind of a Chef)

7. When it comes to personal growth, my husband and I challenge each other every day to work on our dreams. We also have a bite of chocolate (or 2) each day!

8. Some days I cook 2-5 recipes. Some days I don’t cook at all (but we eat a lot of leftovers!) Paul loves to cook, too.

9. My husband and I eat a salad every day. I mix it up and try new combinations, but there’s always “salad stuff” in our fridge.

Yesterday, being our anniversary, we did get up early together, enjoyed Storyville coffee, a work out, a salad for lunch.

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Antipasti Chopped Salad.

This yummy salad is so easy, tasty, and I was thinking would be a FUN summer salad to take to a potluck.

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Start with fresh romaine lettuce.

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Of course we always keep every variety of Bush’s Beans on hand, and we particularly love garbanzo beans (for hummus and salads).

The only thing I was thinking would be good (which I love) would have been to add pepperoncinis to the salad.

What little indulgence do you enjoy each day?

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Yield: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head romaine, chopped or torn in small pieces
  • 1/2 head radicchio, chopped
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) Bush's garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces provolone, diced
  • 1/2 cup spicy sweet peppers, chopped (I used DeLallo)
  • 4 ounces sliced salami, cut into strips
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl or large platter add romaine, radicchio, garbanzo beans, provolone, red onion, peppers and salami.
  3. Before serving, drizzle the dressing over the salad. Season and toss to coat. Serve!

More Antipasti Salad Recipes from other bloggers:

Garnish with Lemon

Skinnytaste

Peanut Butter & Peppers

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Antipasti Chopped Salad with radicchio, garbanzo beans, provolone, red onion, peppers and salami.

8 comments

  1. So enjoyed this post! Yummy recipe but wonderful list of your daily habits. You and your family sound like great people. Thanks for sharing…I have enjoyed receiving your emails.

  2. Thank you for encouraging me to live life to its fullest. These are great ideas and I’m going to talk to my husband tonight about a couple of these (eat a salad every day, do some type of exercise every day).

  3. Sounds wonderful. I am making a different salad for dinner tonight (pinterest find). It’s been hot for our SW washington weather, so a salad seems wonderful and we are trying to incorporate them more than before.

    I love my morning times of quiet (it doesn’t even matter what I do). Our home is filled with kiddos most days (babysitting) and I relish the quiet. We are celebrating 23 years this October…my how time flies

  4. Happy Anniversary Sandy!!! 24 years that’s awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your list its helpful.
    I find a cup of tea is great most mornings during my devotion time with the Lord. My hubby also turned me onto dark chocolate a couple of years ago, you only need a little but its delightful treat each day!!!

  5. Sandy,
    Congratulations on your 24 years together!
    Love antipasto, so this salad is right up my alley.
    Annamaria

  6. Happy 24th Anniversary my friend!! You are both an inspiration!!

  7. Congratulations Sandy on 24 years of matrimony! I also love to start the day of with an inspirational devotion. This post has motivated me to “indulge” in a salad daily (as well as drink more water).

    Happy Monday
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  8. I loved everything about this post, Sandy! I do many of your “little” things, too, and they sure make a big difference, don’t they? :) I need to move more,though, and reach out to our neighbors – thank you for that encouragement, you’re so right on priorities.

    And this recipe is going on our menu this next week – I’ve been meaning to try it since you posted it!

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