This Italian antipasto salad is a hearty romaine salad topped with all of your antipasto favorites! It is a filling low carb dish that can be served as a pot luck item, side dish or main course!
Antipasto Salad Recipe – Keto / Low Carb Friendly!
If you love antipasto platters, than you are going to love this easy Italian antipasto salad! It’s an excellent combination of crisp romaine topped with salami, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, black olives, pepperoncini, grape tomatoes, red onions, cubed mozzarella, and shredded parmesan cheese.
This is the perfect summer salad. I love it as a main course for two, or as a side salad for the whole family. I love it especially since it works for my Keto (low carb) husband, while still being family friendly enough.
Making it work for the kids
Now, you might not look at this salad right away and think it’s kid friendly, but it can be. Just let your kids pick and choose what they want to eat from it.
My daughter LOVES olives while my son loves all of the meats. If you want to make it extra kid friendly, you could set it up as a salad bar and let each person build their own personal antipasto salad, with all of the things they love!
More salad recipes:
- Red Potato Salad
- Triple Berry Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- Black Bean and Chicken Taco Salad
- Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
- Honey Lime Fruit Salad
The dressing we use on this salad is a simple bottled Italian dressing. You can also make your own dressing if you prefer, but I love this shortcut.
It makes for an easy weeknight summer meal or as a quick way to dress up the salad if you bringing it to a potluck. I recommend you use YOUR favorite Italian dressing for this recipe since the flavors can very from brand to brand.
Can I make antipasto salad ahead of time?
Yes. You can prepare this salad (without the dressing) and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Wait to add the Italian dressing until you are ready to serve the salad.
What to serve with Italian antipasto salad?
If you want to serve this as a first course, I recommend serving it with a traditional Italian dish. Here are some of our favorites:
- Roasted Garlic Three Cheese Lasagna (Freezer Friendly)
- Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells
- Zucchini Baked Ziti
- Creamy Pesto Chicken
- French Bread Pizza Recipe
And you can never go wrong with a nice hunk of bread along side this salad. Try one of these yummy recipes:
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- 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
- 4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces salami sliced, halved
- 4 ounces pepperoni, halved
- 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained well and chopped
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 1/2 cup pepperoncini
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup sliced red onion
- Italian dressing to taste
- Place romaine in a large salad bowl.
- Add mozzarella, parmesan, salami, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, black olives, pepperoncini, tomatoes, and onion to the bowl.
- Toss to combine.
- Drizzle with your favorite Italian dressing and mix well.
- Serve and enjoy!
Salad can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in an air-tight conatiner in the fridge. Do not add dressing until ready to serve.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 2 cups
Amount Per Serving Calories 505Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 100mgSodium 1974mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 30g
Nutrition information is an estimate.