Antipasto salad is the easiest most delicious salad to throw together to serve up or bring to a potluck. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo
Hi, friends! I’m just popping in with a quick salad recipe you make in no time for the Super Bowl tomorrow, or any time most people have sworn off vegetables! It’s fast, easy, and is the type of salad even a man on Super Bowl Sunday won’t mind digging into!
Before we get to the recipe, I have to tell you the story of me making this. I had the idea for this, but I thought, ugh I don’t want to spend forever cooking bacon to go into this. I just want something to crumble on top and be done.
So I grabbed a box of uncured pancetta, thinking it was like ham that you could just eat out of the box. As I was about to grab a piece out of the box to taste, something seemed off. A Google search revealed mixed results about whether you needed to cook pancetta or not.
When I texted my MIL and a friend, both immediately texted back, YES YOU NEED TO COOK IT! Whew, disaster averted.
What I loved about it was I threw it in the pan, and it was done in 3 minutes, not the forever and half amount of time it takes to cook bacon. It’s a bit saltier than bacon, though, so be prepared for that!
For this recipe, I’m not going to give you super precise amounts because it is all about the size salad you want to make and the number of people you want to feed! I will share with you a few good finds, though!
I was so happy to find the above sun-dried tomatoes at sprouts – they were soaked in olive oil and had no weird preservatives. I also used uncured turkey pepperoni I found at Whole Foods, you could use regular uncured turkey pepperoni I just wanted to balance out the rich flavor of the pancetta with something a little lighter in calories and fat. I also got the pancetta at Whole Foods, it was uncured and free of preservatives.
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- Cook pancetta or bacon.
- Arrange desired toppings on top of salad greens.
- Use sun-dried tomato oil as dressing.
So there you go! Hope you enjoy making the easiest salad of your life. Mr. Hungry and I are both feeling a little under the weather, of course, I’m recovering quicker because I am a woman.
I hope whatever team you want to win, wins! Happy weekend!