Antipasti Salsa

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This is a different sort of "salsa" this one is made with dry Salami and artichoke hearts!

Antipasti Salsa with dry salami, artichoke hearts and provolone!
Antipasti Salsa
Antipasti Salsa
Adapted from:  dip it!
By Rick Rodgers

1 ½  T red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, pressed
¼ c olive oil
1 10 oz package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and cut into small pieces 
1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and minced
2 medium celery ribs with leaves, minced
2 T chopped fresh basil
1/8 t crushed red pepper
½ c (2 oz) Italian salami, minced
½ c (2 oz) provolone cheese, minced

¼ c pine nuts, toasted

salt to taste

Baguette slices, Crostini or pita chips for serving

Combine the vinegar and garlic in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil. Add artichoke hearts, red bell pepper, celery, basil, and crushed red pepper.


Cover and chill 1 hour or if making in advance, up to 2 days.

When ready to serve, stir in the salami, cheese, and pine nuts. Season with salt. Transfer to a serving bowl, serve chilled with a small spoon for scooping.

Serve with bread of choice!

If you have a desire to make Crostini, here you go! 
This is also provided by Rick Rodgers.

400-degree oven

1 baguette or baguette-shaped Italian bread sliced ¼ inch thick
olive oil

Place bread slices on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. If using 2 pans, rotate pans, at about 7 minutes. Continue baking until golden.


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  1. I am the same way...give me substance! Fluff just annoys me...I have no patience for it. Very good words and the recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  2. Antipasti Salsa. . .I love the name of the dish. I may just have to make this for the family while they are here. It sounds delicious and like something we would all enjoy.

  3. You're right on the mark. Forgiving is hard for me sometimes, but necessary to move on. But you're right that it's not permission to act badly. By the way, I love the old food mill and the truck. It's interesting the stuff in our lives says a lot about who we are. And you are interesting.

  4. You are right, we have to be thankful and grateful to those we love and love us. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family:D

  5. Yes I can forgive but will never forget! Very wise advice! Your recipe sound great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I love the return to more family values and what was once considered "old fashioned" type practices. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Your recipe looks delicious. And I'm not into fluff either :)

  8. Hey Melly baby! Just dropping by, and it is my week off from commenting on the hearth and soul hop, but thanks for linking. I wanted to take a moment to send you some special loving for being one of the treasures I have discovered in this past year that has made my life richer! You are the BEST! Happy thanksgiving HR puffinstuff! LOL also, i want to bake your granny's pie, but i left you some questions on that post! So check it out! Love you! Alex

  9. I appreciate that we are gravitating back towards a subtantive and sustainable lifestyle - even if it is being done in baby steps. I hope some of the changes become permanent and do not revert back to fluff once the economy turns around!

  10. Couldn't agree more :-) Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving with those that are near and dear to you.
    Sue :-)

  11. The item you saved from the garbage is similar to the one we had to make my sister's baby food. They are a great item.

  12. And here I was afraid that this was going to be a post about that marshmallow topping that comes in a jar, isn't that called Fluff n Stuff?

    Thank goodness for getting older. I always knew I'd be one of those people that got better with age. But I didn't know that it would have a lot to do with the forgiveness that you have spoken of. I love the sign on your shelf, "kindness matters."

    You know that sigh of happiness that you release after you eat a great meal? I do that same sigh after I read your posts. Good stuff! Thanks for sharing your wisdom with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  13. What a great post - full of substance - and so many things to think about. I like older things - especially dishes and things to cook with/in. I love that society is at least accepting that old values and ways of doing things are valuable! I was a stay at home mom when it was soooo uncool (still am)(uncool that is ;o)
    Thanks for a wonderful Hearth and Soul Post!


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