Antipasto Salad


This antipasto salad recipe is loaded up with delicious Italian meats, cheeses, and veggies. It’s the perfect keto summer salad – or any time of year for that matter.

Overhead shot of a brightly colored antipasto salad - topped with meats, cheese, and vegetables

What is antipasto?

I love antipasto. Love it. But what is antipasto? The literal translation is “Before the meal”. I used to work at a fine dining restaurant that brought out an antipasto tray to every table before the meal. It was full of fresh vegetables, pickled vegetables and salami. I ate countless amounts of these trays during the time that I worked there. While antipasto means “before the meal” I have definitely eaten my share of antipasto as the main star of the meal.


  • mixed greens
  • tomato
  • pepperoncinis
  • kalamata olives
  • artichoke hearts
  • pickled red onions
  • roasted red peppers
  • salami
  • mozzarella cheese
  • goat cheese

Overhead shot of a brightly colored antipasto salad - topped with meats, cheese, and vegetables

Substitutions and Swaps

  • Mix and match the meats – salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, capicola, pancetta, soppresata etc.
  • Mix and march the cheeses – goat, mozzarella, smoked gouda, feta, havarti, provolone, etc.
  • Load it up with more veggies – Balsamic Marinate Tomatoes, capers, chick peas, cucumber, Pickled Jalapeños, giardiniera, sun-dried tomatoes, Quick Pickled Radishes
  • Use all of the ingredients to make this into Antipasto Skewers
  • Serve it on top of spinach, bibb lettuce, or any mix of greens you prefer
  • Toss all of the ingredients with cucumber noodles instead of lettuce
  • Skip the lettuce and turn it into an Epic Charcuterie Board

Overhead shot of a brightly colored antipasto salad - topped with meats, cheese, and vegetables

Dressing suggestions

Looking for the perfect antipasto salad dressing recipe? Honestly, it is a matter of personal preference. I like to serve this with either my Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette or a classic Italian Vinaigrette. Here are a couple more homemade salad dressing recipes you might enjoy – Avocado Ranch Dressing and Creamy Chive Blue Cheese Dressing.

Other salad recipes you might enjoy

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Antipasto Salad

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 8 pepperoncinis, sliced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, halved
  • ½ cup Marinated Artichoke Hearts (get the recipe here)
  • ⅓ cup Pickled Red Onions (get the recipe here)
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 6 ounces salami, sliced and quartered
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Place the mixed greens in a large serving bowl and arrange the other ingredients over top.
  2. Serve with desired dressing.


net carbs per serving: 2.5g


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 168
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 8.9g

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