Healthy Appetizer Recipe: Salami Salad

Salami saladIn healthy recipes, salami is combined with onions and parsley and seasoned with mustard vinaigrette to make a simple and tasty salad. So what kind of salami should you use for this recipe? Originally from Italy, there are numerous kinds of salami made from all over the world and each have a distinctive taste. One of the best ways to enjoy salami is serving different varieties in a platter with different kinds of cheese such as in a wine tasting party. In making salami salad, you can use one type of salami or you can use two or three kinds for a more flavorful and complex dish.

Some have more fat than others and the color can range from pink to red. The various textures and shades make for more attractive appetizer recipes. Some are made of pork others beef, while others are a combination of both. The different kinds of spices used to make various kinds of salami also what makes them taste different from each other. Salami is famously topped on pizzas and filled in sandwiches.

Ingredients: 6 salami, 1 chopped onion, 1 pinch chopped parsley

For the vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons vinegar, 4 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon mustard

Preparation Instructions: Salami salad recipe

Remove the skin of the salami. Cut into thin slices and place on a dish. Add chopped onions and chopped parsley. In a bowl, mix vinegar, oil, and mustard to make vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the salami with the dressing and serve

Some of the better-known kinds include Finocchiona, Pepperoni, Ciauscolo, Felino, Genoa, Soppressata, Cotto, and Napolitano. Finnocchiona is ground pork spiced with the fragrant fennel; Pepperoni as it name suggests is spiced with peppers and is America’s most favorite pizza topping; Ciauscolo has a spreadable texture like pate with a hint of wine in flavor; Felino is a specialty from a Northern Italian town with the same name made of lean pork and fat and flavored with black pepper, wine, and salt; Genoa is made of extra-lean pork and seasoned with garlic, spices, pepper, and red wine; Soppressata is popular in Southern Italy and is defined by its softness and thin slices; Cotto is soft and made of pork and beef flavored with pepper, garlic, salt and sugar; and Napolitano is spicy similar to pepperoni made with lean pork and peperoncino.

Source: http://www.gourmandia.com

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