Italian Antipasti Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

Recipe and Photo by Jackie Tomaszweski


Italian Antipasti Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

  • Author: Jackie Tomaszweski
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 60
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb. deli-sliced provolone cheese
  • 8 oz. sharp Asiago or Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/2 lb. hard or deli-sliced salami, pepperoni, or other Italian meats
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, cut into strips
  • 15.5 oz. can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. whole peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Make the crispy chickpeas: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain the can of chickpeas. Rinse under water and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Spread the chickpeas out onto a baking sheet and allow them to sit for 10-15 minutes to dry out. Sprinkle with sea salt and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  2. Wash and dry the romaine hearts. Arrange the leaves on a serving platter or in a large shallow bowl. Arrange remaining ingredients on the bed of lettuce.
  3. For the dressing, place the peppercorns in a Ziploc bag and seal. Using a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy measuring cup, crush the peppercorns. Combine all ingredients in a jar or airtight container. Seal tightly and shake vigorously to combine. Shake well before serving.


Thank you for the recipe Jackie Tomaszweski

Keywords: Salad, deli meat, peppercorn, parmesan, eggs, olives, artichoke hearts, salami, provolone, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, italian

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