Antipasti Bread Salad

Antipasti Bread Salad Recipe

By Hot For Food

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

antipasti bread salad

6 C white or whole wheat baguette, sliced 1/4-inch thick (about 1 to 2 baguettes depending on the size)

2 garlic bulbs

2 to 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

pinch sea salt

1 C marinated button mushrooms

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise

1 1/2 C roasted red peppers in a jar, sliced thinly + 2 tbsp brine (for dressing)

1/2 C sundried tomatoes, finely chopped (avoid using the sundried tomatoes packed in oil)

1 C marinated artichokes, sliced thinly

1 C sliced black olives

1 C red onion, thinly sliced

2 C tightly packed fresh basil leaves, whole

2 C tightly packed fresh parsley, finely chopped

3 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped

6 to 8 whole pickled pepperoncini peppers

dressing

3 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 C red wine vinegar

2 tbsp brine from roasted red peppers

2 tbsp dijon mustard

1 tsp chili flakes

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

1Roast garlic and toast bread at the same time.

2Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the bulbs in half crosswise to expose the cloves. Coat the cloves with olive oil and sprinkle each half with a pinch of sea salt. Place all garlic sides in a small baking pan or on a small baking sheet cut side up. Place the baguette slices on the sheet pan and drizzle olive oil over the baguette slices.

3Bake the garlic cloves for 30 to 35 minutes until the cloves are brown and soft to the touch. But set a timer to bake the baguette slices for about 12 minutes or until golden brown, flipping them halfway through the baking time.

4Cool the baguette slices on a cooling rack. When the garlic is roasted, squeeze the cloves from the garlic peel into your large salad serving bowl and set aside. Discard the peel.

5To make the dressing, combine lemon juice, red wine vinegar, roasted red pepper brine, dijon mustard, red chili flakes, salt, ground black pepper and extra virgin olive oil in a mason jar and shake until well emulsified or you can whisk together in a bowl.

6Into the large salad serving bowl, add marinated mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, marinated artichokes, sliced black olives, red onion, fresh basil leaves, fresh parsley and fresh oregano.

7Add the toasted baguette slices. Pour in the dressing. Toss the salad and let it sit for at least 1 hour before serving.

8Top with whole pepperoncini peppers. The bread will continue to soak up the dressing and become more flavorful with time and is still suitable to serve up to 1 day.

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