Hearty and Skinny Antipasto Main Course Salad Recipe

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Salad meets antipasto in this colorful, bursting with flavor, main course salad. You’ll love all the different textures and taste sensations. This also works great as a side salad for a large gathering. I’ve made it much skinnier by substituting with reduced-fat salami instead of regular and using artichoke hearts packed in water, instead of oil. In addition, it’s chock full of veggies and tossed in a light dressing. This glorious salad has 236 calories and 10 grams of fat including, the dressing and cheese and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. A full fat salad contains 445 calories and 30 grams of fat.

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Servings: 6 servings


Cost per serving $1.77 view details
  • Salad Ingredients
  • 1 bag romaine lettuce
  • 1 bag spring mix
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ cups cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup red onions, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 12 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained, rinsed and quartered
  • ¾ cup (3 oz) reduced-fat salami, cut in half and sliced thin, see shopping tips
  • ⅓ cup peperoncini, rinsed, stemmed and chopped, optional
  • Dressing Ingredients
  • ½ cup Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette, Girard’s Champagne Vinaigrette or Girard’s Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • Topping
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large bowl add the lettuces. Next, add all the remaining salad ingredients. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. When ready to serve, add the dressing, vinegar and toss well. Divide salad on each plate. Top each salad with 1 tablespoon cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 234g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 233  
Calories from Fat 72 31%
Total Fat 8.09g 10%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 11%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 527mg 22%
Potassium 389mg 11%
Total Carbs 32.68g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 17%
Sugars 12.11g 8%
Protein 8.59g 14%



  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    March 20, 2012
    Shopping Tips

    Most large supermarkets sell reduced-fat salami in the deli section or luncheon meat section of the market. I used a brand called Columbus Lite Italian Dry Salame.

    Peperoncini’s can be found in a jar in the pickle and olive section. They’re available whole or already sliced. Store leftover jar in the refrigerator. Peperoncini’s add flavor to salads and sandwiches.

    Cardini’s Light dressings are sold in most large supermarkets. If you can’t find them, Girard’s Champagne Vinaigrette, Girard’s Balsamic Vinaigrette or Newman’s Own Light Balsamic dressing will all taste delicious on this salad.

    Weight Watchers (old points) 5
    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

    SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad including dressing and cheese
    236 calories, 10g fat, 12g protein, 24g carbs, 4g fiber, 946mg sodium, 6g sugar

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