Marinated Antipasto Salad (THM S)
I used to get an antipasto salad at Quizno's (are they even around anymore?) back in my days of roaming my college campus nearly all day. Until recently, I had almost completely forgotten about it, but in trying to come up with adult-friendly finger food for my daughter's birthday party this weekend it all came back to me.
You can mix up the flavors any which way you please, based on what you like in an antipasto platter. Things not included in my salad which may be good are: marinated mushrooms, giardiniera (an Italian mix of hot-pickled vegetables), cucumbers, different cheeses (hunks are parmesan, provolone, feta, or swiss), or roasted red peppers.
I picked up most of my salad fixings at the salad bar of my local Sprouts. It was much easier, and cost-effective, than doing jars of every item. Plus, in picking the marinated olives, I got to choose more black than green ^_~.
This was incredibly easy to toss together, and makes lunchtime prep a breeze.