Antipasto Becomes A Salad
Antipasto can be a delicious hors d'oeuvres platter when you're having guests for dinner, but add some tomatoes and lettuce and it becomes a wonderful dinner salad the whole family can enjoy.
The last thing I want to do at the end of a hot day is turn on the stove and cook dinner -- but the family still needs to eat and fend-for-yourself doesn't really work with a two-year-old. So, it's on these nights that I make a big dinner salad. What makes a salad a dinner salad you ask? I usually throw a protein or two in there and of course the portions are substantially larger. While I usually grill up some chicken or shrimp to add to my salads, there are times that I'm not in the mood for poultry and will throw in other proteins instead. I love ham, salami or even steak. So when Parents magazine suggested turning one of my favorite appetizer platters into a dinner salad, I jumped on board with both feet. The salad was delicious and super easy -- two things that guarantee this salad will be on my dinner table again and again.
Tomato and antipasto salad
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