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Antipasto Salad with Pepperoncini Vinaigrette

Pepperoncini, pickled chiles used in Greek salads and Italian antipasti, are found in the ethnic food aisle and add a sweet-hot note to this flavorful salad. As an extra timesaver, look for them at the salad bar, where you can also pick up salad greens.

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Pepperoncini, pickled chiles used in Greek salads and Italian antipasti, are found in the ethnic food aisle and add a sweet-hot note to this flavorful salad. As an extra timesaver, look for them at the salad bar, where you can also pick up salad greens.

Servings
6

Ingredients

Pepperoncini vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 pepperoncini, finely chopped (about 1 Tbs.)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbs.)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Salad

  • 8 cups mesclun or mixed salad greens (about 7 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 oz. provolone cheese, cubed (about 3/4 cup)

Preparation

To make Pepperoncini Vinaigrette:

Heat oil in small skillet over medium-low heat. Add pepperoncini and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Stir in oregano, and transfer mixture to bowl. Cool. Whisk in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

To make Salad:

Toss mesclun and onion in large bowl with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Divide greens among bowls. Sprinkle tomatoes, chickpeas and cheese over salads, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 145
  • Carbohydrate Content 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content 10 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 299 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g