September 17th, 2015

Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad

Have you ever wondered about the word “antipasto?”  I’ve often seen it on menus in Italian restaurants and thought it was a strange word because in English “anti” means “against” or “opposite of.”  I wondered if antipasto meant “without pasta,” but I never bothered to look it up, so I didn’t know.  Recently I asked my son about it.  He lived in Italy for two years, so I knew he would have the answer.  It turns out antipasto has nothing to do with pasta at all.  In Italian, it just means appetizer.  And if it is spelled “antipasti” with an i at the end instead of an o, it’s just the plural of antipasto—meaning more than one appetizer.

Antipasto Salad

Anyway, this is a really good salad.  I always serve it with both Ranch and Italian dressings because I like creamy-based dressings, and my husband likes the oil and vinegar varieties.

I like to serve this salad as a main dish with some nice bread on the side, but you can also serve it as a side dish with an Italian main course.  Either way, I’m sure you’ll love it. What’s not to love about a salad with pepperoni in it???

Antipasto Salad

Posted under Italian, Main Dishes, Salads

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