- 3 tablespoons green-olive tapenade from a jar
- 1/4 cup peperoncini—stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups bocconcini (about 9 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 small head of iceberg lettuce, halved, cored and finely shredded (4 cups)
- 6 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami, cut into thin strips (1 1/2 cups)
- 6 small basil leaves
- 1/2 cup green olives, such as Picholine
How to make this recipe
- In a medium bowl, mix the green-olive tapenade with the peperoncini and 1/4 cup of the oil. Add the bocconcini and toss.
- In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the vinegar, garlic and oregano. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and season the dressing with salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, combine the shredded lettuce and salami. Add the marinated bocconcini and half of the dressing and toss well. Transfer the antipasto salad to a large platter. Top with the basil and olives. Drizzle the remaining dressing around the salad and serve.
The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight.
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