Antipasto Salad + A OXO Giveaway!

Now this is what I call a salad.

Ever since I can remember my aunt has made these huge, bigger than your head, antipasto salads for family get togethers and holidays.  She is known for her antipasto salads.

My first thought when I moved from my home town to Utah was how am I going to survive without this salad!?  Then when I heard she was moving to Idaho {and not just hop over the state line Idaho, like 10 hour drive from where I live now to Idaho} I knew something had to be done.  I had to master the antipasto salad.

You know me.  Anything with cheese can’t be bad and if eating too much cheese is bad then I don’t wanna be good.

This salad has all the fixins.  Plus, a little lettuce.

I’ve actually been whipping up this salad a lot lately ever since my son’s birthday party last week when he chose pizza for dinner.  Homemade pizza.  Pizza which required a lot of cheese, pepperoni, and salami.  A big Costco size bag of cheese. pepperoni. salami.I had to do something with it.

Fortunately for me I also had a Costco size bag of hearts of romaine also plus a container of mixed greens.  I actually love buying those in bulk because I feel like I save a lot more money.  It is a fabulous way to get more vitamins and ever since OXO sent me one of their salad spinners to try{I’m in love} I’ve been storing freshly prepared salad in my fridge.

I don’t have a lot of time and when it comes right down to it if I have the choice to wash, cut, prepare, and mix a salad or slap a piece of bread with peanut butter and jelly the sandwich will win every time.  Hands down.

But, if all I have to do is grab a heap of lettuce toss in whatever sounds good at the moment, toss with a little dressing and eat?

Hello salad.  Meet tummy.

OXO would like your tummy to meet salad so they are giving one lucky reader a salad spinner of their very own!  I’ve loved having mine.  My lettuce lasts longer when I store it in the salad spinner.  When food lasts longer you save money.

Me likey.

The giveaway starts right now and is open until midnight {PST} Monday April 9, 2012.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be notified via email so make sure you enter your correct email address!  Contest open to residents of USA and Canada.

Here’s how to enter:  GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite salad mix-ins are.

Additional entries:

(complete as many of the following as you would like then come back and leave a separate comment for each thingy)
  1. Like me on Facebook.
  2. Like OXO on Facebook.
  3. Follow me on Twitter.
  4. Follow OXO on Twitter.
  5. Tweet about this.  You can use this or make up your own.

“I just entered to win a brand spankin’ new @OXO salad spinner from @BudgetGourmetM and you can too! http://su.pr/9m21q1“

Disclosure: As a part of the OXO Blogger Outreach Program I was sent an OXO Green Salad Spinner to try out and keep.  My opinions of this product are completely my own.

Comments

  1. Evelyn R says:

    Goat cheese, nuts, dried cranberries, fresh strawberries

  2. Evelyn R says:

    I am a fan on Facebook

  3. Evelyn R says:

    I follow OXO on Facebook

  4. Aren’t OXO products just the BEST? This antipasto looks fantastic by the way 🙂

  5. I like to add nuts for crunch to salads.

  6. I like feta (or any rich cheese), dried fruit, and nuts!!!

  7. I follow OXO on twitter!

  8. I like OXO on FB!

  9. I tweeted the giveaway! Thanks!

  10. Michelle Overturf says:

    Carrots, cranberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers

  11. Michelle Overturf says:

    I am a fan of OXO on facebook

  12. Michelle Overturf says:

    I LOVE you on FB

  13. Michelle Overturf says:

    I follow OXO on twitter

    • Don’t think me odd but… my last name was Overturf until I got married in December. (and my sister’s middle name was michelle). You do not see that name much so I thought I would say “hey”. 🙂

  14. Michelle Overturf says:

    I follow you on twitter

  15. Michelle Overturf says:

    I just tweeted about this giveaway!

  16. I love adding bacon, black beans, and of course CHEESE!

  17. I “like” your Facebook page!

  18. I “like” OXO on Facebook

  19. I follow you on Twitter via @ItsYummi

  20. I follow OXO on Twitter via @ItsYummi

  21. I Tweeted about the giveaway on 4/2/12 via @ItsYummi

  22. I follow you on Twitter @dahlia625

  23. Cranberries, tomatoes, and cukes

  24. “Like” you on FB (Dee Auntie)

  25. I follow OXO on Twitter (@dahlia625)

  26. I “like” OXO on FB (Dee Auntie)

  27. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    grapes, nuts, little chunks of apple

  28. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I like your page on facebook

  29. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I like OXO on facebook

  30. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I follow you on twitter

  31. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I follow OXO on twitter

  32. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I tweeted the giveaway

  33. I did all 4..I am a new follower..Love your site.

  34. Feta cheese and walnuts.

  35. Gorgeous photos, Krista! PS: leave me out of the giveaway 🙂

  36. Robin Scott says:

    I love nuts, beets, feta cheese, pepporocini, sunflower seeds, depending on what I have or what type of salad it is
    great blog!

  37. Robin Scott says:

    like you on fb as Robin Scott

  38. Robin Scott says:

    follow you on twitter as robinlscott

  39. Robin Scott says:

    follow them on twitter as robinlscott

  40. Robin Scott says:

    like them on fb as Robin Scott

  41. Robin Scott says:
  42. Shaunna Ulrick says:

    I love blue cheese and sunflower seeds in all of my salads.

  43. almonds, cranberries, mandarin oranges

  44. I follow you on FB

  45. Andrea D. says:

    I love a good fresh fruit added with some cinnamon sugar crisps for lunch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  46. Andrea D. says:

    I am a facebook fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  47. Andrea D. says:

    I am a facebook fan of Oxo. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  48. Garbanzo beans, pickled beets and focaccia croutons. YUM!!

    • I must admit, I’m not much of a beets fan but one of these days I WILL get up the courage to try them in a salad. I hear they really are fabulous!

  49. Homemade croutons.

  50. Kalamata olives and dried cranberries.

  51. Like you on fb under the name of tony Doyle

  52. Like OXO on fb under the name Tony Doyle

  53. i like you on Facebook

  54. favourite salad mixing – sunflower seeds, red pepper, cucumber, a drizzle of hemp oil

  55. i like oxo on Facebook

  56. i follow you on twitter

  57. i follow oxo on twitter

  58. Green olives (with pimento), sliced cucumbers and red onions over spinach leaves with a homemade fresh herb vinagrette (fresh dill, tarragon and cilantro, green onion, dijon mustard, lemon juice and oil). Yummy!

  59. I totally need this salad spinner…Right now I’m loving spinach with fresh mozz, tomatoes, greek olives and walnuts. YUM

  60. I like you on facebook

  61. I like OXO on facebook

  62. I follow OXO on Twitter

  63. I follow YOU on Twitter!

  64. Great giveaway + salad. LOVE my spinner 🙂

  65. I love adding cottage cheese, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Yum!

  66. I “Like” you on Facebook (as It’s not just about the recipe . . . .”)!

  67. I “Like” OXO on Facebook (as It’s not just about the recipe . . . .)

  68. I follow you on Twitter!

  69. I follow OXO on Twitter!

  70. I just tweeted about this giveaway!

  71. Gorgeous salad. I love the addition of salami and pepperoni in pretty much everything and anything! My favorite salad mix-ins are strawberries and goat cheese. It’s amazing how well they go together.

  72. Already following you on twitter (@damn_delicious) 😀

  73. And I tweeted about the giveaway of course. Cheers! 🙂

    https://twitter.com/#!/damn_delicious/status/188452524313952261

  74. Catherine says:

    I love apples and roast nuts

  75. Catherine says:

    I like you on FB

  76. Catherine says:

    I like OXO on FB

  77. Catherine says:

    I follow you on Twitter as picatasi

  78. Catherine says:

    I follow OXO on Twitter as picatasi

  79. Catherine says:

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