Iceberg Babies® Antipasto Salad

YIELD

8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 Garden Hearts® Iceberg Babies®
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Picholine olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini, sliced
  • 2 large roasted red peppers, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced, soaked in water for 5 mins
  • 1/2 lb smoked mozzarella, sliced and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 lb hard Genoa salami, sliced and cut into 1-inch strips
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pignoli (pine nuts), lightly roasted

DRESSING

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried hot pepper flakes

METHOD

  1. Cut off the stem of the Iceberg Babies®, rinse under cold water, and allow to air-dry completely. Cut each head into six wedges.
  2. Combine garlic, onion, olives, peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and salami; gently toss together.
  3. Combine dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  4. Add dressing to the antipasto salad and toss very gently. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Arrange the Iceberg Babies® wedges on a serving plate with stem ends coming together and mound the antipasto down the middle.
  6. Garnish with parsley and pignoli.

Chef Beat Giger

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Chef's comment:

"The supple texture and just-right-size of Iceberg Babies® make them a perfect choice in wraps and hand rolls used in the Asian cuisine."