Saturday, March 10, 2012

Antipasto Picnic Salad

This was yummo. I will add a bit less of the reserved liquid next time.
Antipasto Picnic Salad

From: Taste of Home Simple & Delicious Cookbook

1 pkg. (16 oz.) medium pasta shells
2 jars (16 oz. each) giardiniera
1 lb. fresh broccoli florets
1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 lb. hard salami, cubed
1/2 lb. deli ham, cubed
2 pkgs. (3 1/2 oz. each) sliced pepperoni, halved
1 lg. green pepper, cut into chunks
1 can (6 oz.) black olives, drained

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1/2 tsp. salt

Cook the pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile drain giardiniera, reserving 3/4 cup liquid (I thought this was too much and will be cutting it in half next time.).  In a large bowl, combine giardiniera, broccoli, mozzarella, salami, ham, pepperoni, green pepper and olives.

Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into meat mixture.  For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt and reserved giardiniera liquid.  Pour over salad and toss to coat.  Chill until serving. 

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