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Food & Wine Friday: Healthy Antipasto Salad with Wine

This Week In Food & Wine: Healthy Antipasto Salad with Wine

If you’ve ever had a good antipasto salad with wine, then you know it’s a guilty pleasure that’s both tasty and healthy. The combination of pickled onions, olives and pepperoncini’s, tomatoes, and eggs atop a bed of freshly chopped romaine lettuce with a delicious red wine vinaigrette dressing, makes for a mouthwatering meal that’s as healthy as it is satisfying! Pair this salad recipe with a white or red Grape Certified wines (see below).


Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe: Suited for 8 folks, this antipasto salad with wine recipe will take 20 minutes to prepare.


Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients

a. 3 tbsp red wine vinegar

b. 1 garlic clove, minced

c. ½ tsp sugar

d. ½ tsp salt

e. 1/8 tsp black pepper

f. 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


Salad Ingredients

a. 2 cups water

b. 1 tsp salt

c. 2 tbsp sugar

d. 3 tbsp red wine vinegar

e. 2 hearts of romaine, chopped

f. 1 cup fresh parsley leaves

g. 1 thinly sliced red onion

h. 8 oz roasted red peppers, rinsed and cut into ¼ inch strips

i. 6 oz marinated artichoke hearts

j. 1 cup pickled olives

k. 1 cup pickled pepperoncini

l. ½ pound cherry tomatoes, halved

m. 8 hard boiled eggs, quartered lengthwise



a. Add vinaigrette ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until they’re well combined.

b. In a saucepan, boil the water, salt, sugar and vinegar. Add red onion and simmer until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and cool.

c. Spread romaine on a large platter, scattering on top the parsley, peppers, artichokes, olives, pepperoncini, tomatoes, onion and egg. Whisk and add vinaigrette to salad. Bon Appetit!


Bonus Cooking Tips:

a. Add meats (salami, pepperoni, etc.) for a more filling salad.

b. Pickle the red onion while prepping the vinaigrette the day before for a tastier salad recipe.

c. Top with Parmesan or Asiago cheese for an added dimension.


Here are our Grape Certified wine recommendations:

2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay -

Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2012 ($29)

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Platinum Medal

Best White Wines of the Year – 2014


2012 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot -

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2012 ($15)

Wine Rating: Grape Certified Gold

Best Cheap Wines of the Year – 2014

GRAPE TIP: If you’re going with a white wine, make sure it’s chilled between 55°F – 65°F. If you’ve chosen a red wine, pour it into a decanter and serve between 60°F – 65°F. Cheers!


We hope you enjoyed this Friday’s food & wine pairing. We’re confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified wine recommendations and our healthy antipasto salad and wine recipe! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!

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