A charcuterie in a bowl, enjoy this Best Antipasti Chopped Salad, made of fresh greens, garbanzo beans, cheese, salami, and spicy red peppers.

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Friends, today I’m sharing a delicious Antipasti Chopped Salad, perfect for any season! You may also want to try my Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board (a crowd pleaser for sure!)

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Think “charcuterie in a bowl” for this super easy Italian salad. This salad is great too bring to a potluck, because it’s always devoured quickly!

You can double or triple the recipe and toss right before serving! Oh, and if you truly want to make a charcuterie, check out this post, How to Make a Charcuterie Board. Or, you can grab all my “the big board” ideas!

What is an antipasto salad ?

Antipasto is the first course of any Italian meal. So think of a “charcuterie salad” in this case. It usually includes a mix of assorted cured meats (salami, prosciutto), cheeses, and marinated vegetables like artichokes and red peppers. My personal antipasto salad included garbanzo beans.

Ingredients for Antipasti Salad

  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Romaine and radicchio
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Red onion
  • Povolone cheese (or parmesan)
  • Spicy sweet peppers (I used DeLallo)
  • Sliced salami
  • Salt and pepper

An ordinaray day

These 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 (even from afar).

Prioritizing, strategizing, planning, and working toward goals is what helps.

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

9 little routine-like things that brighten my day:

Aim for 8 hours of sleep every night. I try to get up at 6 am every morning! (I know there’s always Storyville coffee waiting for me!)

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

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

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!

Fresh flowers by the kitchen sink, or bring a little of the beautiful outside world IN!

Think of others. Even during this time of social distancing, being neighborly is so important. We have loved getting to know our new neighbors, as well as stayinig in touch with our old ones. Talking on phone, texting, sending snail mail … this is the time to think of others and stay in touch, with family, and new and old friends.

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! Turn our phones off at night, and cuddle on the sofa to our favorite Netflix show.

Some days we cook new recipes. Some days we don’t cook at all (but we eat a lot of leftovers!) My hubby loves to grill, so we’ll have some new grilling recipes coming up.

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

A salad a day

Yesterday we had a salad for lunch!

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, so make sure and save the recipe (for when we can socialize again!)

Antipasti Chopped Salad

Start with fresh romaine lettuce.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and make your own salad dressing!

The only thing missing from this salad, that I sometimes like to add, is pepperoncinis.


More Antipasti Salad Recipes:

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Antipasti Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • 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 15 oz can 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
  • Pepperoncinis, chopped, optional


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


Reposted from JUNE 2015
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Salad
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