We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Antipasti Salad with Campfire Dressing. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 20 min to make this recipe. The Antipasti Salad with Campfire Dressing recipe should make enough food for 4 servings.
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Ingredients for Antipasti Salad with Campfire Dressing
- 1 small red onion, skin on
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 sprig fresh oregano
- 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
- 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup small diced dry salami
- 1/2 cup small diced aged provolone
- 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoncinis
- 6 tablespoons Parmesan, freshly grated
Directions for Antipasti Salad with Campfire Dressing
- Prepare a grill for indirect heat. If using a charcoal grill, build the hot coals on one side only. If using a gas grill, heat one side only to medium-high heat.
- Using a fork or paring knife, prick the onion all over to allow the smoke to penetrate. Place the onion directly onto the coals and cook until charred and softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the coals and when it is cool enough to handle, peel and finely chop.
- Add the onions, garlic, oregano, olive oil and red wine vinegar to a glass jar with a lid. Season with salt and pepper, then shake vigorously and set aside.
- Add the lettuce, chickpeas, salami, provolone, tomatoes and pepperoncinis to a large bowl. Dress with some of the smoky red wine-oregano vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add the Parmesan all over the top and serve with freshly cracked black pepper.
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