The Ultimate Italian Antipasto Salad

Servings:

8

Prep:

15 mins

Cook:

0 mins

Calories:

345

Total Carbs:

3g

Net carbs:

2g

Protein:

18g

Fat:

30g
Italian appetizer from above. Mediterranean snack assortment. Black olives, capers, olive oil, and sun-dried tomatoes top view.
Italian appetizer from above. Mediterranean snack assortment. Black olives, capers, olive oil, and sun-dried tomatoes top view.
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Typically in Italy, the first course of any traditional meal is a delicious antipasto. This course usually includes an array of meats like prosciutto and salami, cheeses, as well as marinated veggies such as artichokes, red peppers and the ultimate healthy fat – olives! Olives are very high in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants. Research suggests they are also full of heart health benefits and may protect against osteoporosis.

Olives also contain 74 percent of the monosaturated fat oleic acid, which studies show has been linked to decreasing inflammation and fighting cancer.

The olive is also a very low carb fruit, but about 4-6 percent of that carb content is actually fiber!

This is the perfect hearty dish for anyone following the keto lifestyle, as it’s filled with tons of protein and fat, leaving it to be a bit more substantial than your typical salad.

Here's how to make The Ultimate Italian Antipasto Salad...

Ingredients

  • 8 oz chopped salami
  • 6 oz chopped prosciutto
  • 8 oz of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup drained & chopped Pepperoncini peppers 
  • 2 cups halved tomatoes
  • 1 14-oz can of drained and chopped artichoke hearts 
  • 1/2 cup of olives
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1-2 tbsp white wine vinegar 
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, white wine vinegar, sea salt and black pepper together thoroughly.
  2. Next add the prosciutto, salami, mozzarella, pepperoncini, tomatoes, artichoke and olives.
  3. Add fresh basil on top and enjoy!

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