4 net carbs

Antipasto Salad

Try this tasty and colorful antipasto salad, filled with fresh vegetables, flavorful meats, and a tangy Italian dressing, for a healthy and low-carb meal that will captivate your senses and leave you satisfied.

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Antipasto Salad

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Low-Carb Antipasto Salad [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
You must try this tasty antipasto salad that’s perfect for any occasion. This low-carb salad is loaded with fresh veggies, appetizing meats, and a tangy Italian dressing, making it a perfect meal for anyone who wants to watch their carb intake. The vivid colors and various textures of the ingredients will surely captivate your eyes and taste buds. Whether you're looking for a hassle-free and healthy meal or something that can impress your guests, this antipasto salad won't disappoint.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Net Carbs 4 g
*Net carbs are per serving



  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 ounces salami, quartered
  • 6 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 cup pepperoncini, drained and sliced
  • 12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, drained
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • ½ cup fire-roasted red bell peppers, drained and sliced


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Fresh basil, chopped or cut into ribbons


  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl - olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • In a large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients, toss to combine.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, toss to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh basil before serving. Enjoy!




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  • This recipe is very flexible. If you don’t have access to some of the above ingredients or want to make substitutions, go for it! Some substitutions we have tried (and loved!) are pepperoni, kalamata olives, romaine lettuce, red onion, and provolone cheese.
  • You can also eat this low-carb antipasto salad served over freshly chopped romaine lettuce.
  • This recipe tastes best when served cold. We recommend allowing the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb antipasto salad recipe Keto?

If you’re eating this dish as your main dish for lunch or dinner, we consider this recipe Keto. This low-carb antipasto salad recipe has 4 grams of net carbs per serving.

Is this low-carb antipasto salad recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This antipasto salad recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: We find this antipasto salad tastes the best when chilled. We recommend making it ahead of time and keeping it in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftover antipasto salad in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. 
  • Freezing instructions: We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
  • To reheat: N/A

Additional Details

When it comes to enjoying a delicious and satisfying meal, a low-carb antipasto salad is a fantastic option. Bursting with vibrant flavors, this Mediterranean-inspired dish offers a delightful combination of fresh vegetables, cured meats, cheese, and tangy dressing. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it’s also a perfect choice for individuals with diabetes, as it keeps carb intake in check while providing a wide array of nutrients.

Originating from Italy, antipasto traditionally refers to a variety of appetizers served before the main course. Antipasto salad takes inspiration from these flavors and transforms them into a wholesome and satisfying meal. The base of the salad typically consists of fresh vegetables like lettuce, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and olives. These vegetables provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber, promoting overall health and well-being.

Benefits of Antipasto Salad for People with Diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, a low-carb antipasto salad is an excellent choice due to its nutrient-dense ingredients and lower carbohydrate content. The salad includes low-glycemic vegetables that have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Additionally, the high fiber content aids in better blood sugar control, improves digestion, and promotes feelings of fullness, preventing overeating. The inclusion of lean proteins and healthy fats helps stabilize blood sugar levels and provides satiety, making it an ideal option for individuals with diabetes.

Preparation Tips

  • Choosing Fresh Ingredients: Opt for the freshest vegetables available to ensure maximum flavor and nutritional value. Look for crisp lettuce, vibrant cherry tomatoes, and firm bell peppers.
  • Slicing and Dicing: Cut the vegetables into bite-sized pieces for easy eating and uniform distribution of flavors throughout the salad.
  • Balancing Flavors: The key to an outstanding antipasto salad lies in balancing flavors. Adjust the amount of salty cured meats, tangy olives, and creamy cheese to suit your taste preferences.
  • Homemade Dressing: Consider making a homemade dressing using olive oil, vinegar, garlic, herbs, and spices. This allows you to control the ingredients and avoid added sugars and preservatives.

Variations and Serving Suggestions

  • Seafood Twist: Incorporate cooked shrimp, calamari, or crab meat for a delicious seafood antipasto salad variation.
  • Vegetarian Delight: Omit the cured meats and add marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, or grilled zucchini to create a satisfying vegetarian antipasto salad.
  • Grilled Goodness: Enhance the flavors by grilling some of the vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or eggplant before adding them to the salad.
  • Antipasto Skewers: For a fun and portable option, thread the antipasto salad ingredients onto skewers, creating colorful and flavorful appetizers.

Detailed Instructions

  • Start by washing and preparing all the vegetables, ensuring they are dry before assembling the salad.
  • Chop the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place it in a large bowl.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, olives, and any other desired vegetables to the bowl.
  • Layer the cured meats, such as salami, pepperoni, and prosciutto, on top of the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle your favorite cheese, like mozzarella or provolone, over the salad.
  • Prepare the dressing separately by combining olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic, and your choice of herbs and spices.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  • Serve the antipasto salad immediately, or refrigerate for a short while to allow the flavors to meld together.

Storage Instructions

Antipasto salad is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Keep the dressing separate and add it just before serving to maintain the salad’s freshness. Remember that the longer the salad sits, the softer the vegetables become, so it’s ideal to consume it within the first day for optimal texture and flavor.

With its colorful medley of fresh vegetables, savory cured meats, and zesty dressing, a low-carb antipasto salad is a delightful addition to any meal. This versatile dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a nutritious option for individuals with diabetes. By embracing the variety of ingredients and incorporating your own creative touches, you can personalize this recipe to suit your preferences. So, go ahead and indulge in this flavorful and diabetes-friendly salad that nourishes your body while tantalizing your senses.

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