The salad is finished

@NJChicaa (71017)
United States
November 30, 2017 4:13pm CST
I'm sitting down for a minute to give my back a few minutes of a break. The Carmine's salad is finished. It gets its name because it is from the Carmine's cookbook which comes from the Carmine's chain of restaurants. They can be found in New York City, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and the Bahamas. It is basically a big antipasto salad that contains: iceberg lettuce, radicchio, cucumber, radishes, red onion, tomatoes, medium provolone, fresh mozzarella, salami, green olives, black olives, and pepperocinis with a sprinkle of dried oregano over the top and served with a lemon vinaigrette. I've been making it when I entertain for years and it is always a huge hit. It isn't hard to make at all. You just need patience for all of the washing and chopping. Now I'm on to finish up the coconut cake project.
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@rina110383 (23941)
30 Nov 17
Tasty salad, so healthy!
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
well it has a lot of cheese and some meat on it so not quite that healthy
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@maezee (39145)
• United States
30 Nov 17
Yum. Reminds me of some greek salads Ive had .enjoy it!
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
I hope everyone loves it.
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@Happy2BeMe (93012)
• Canada
30 Nov 17
Wow that looks really good.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
It is very tasty!
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@Happy2BeMe (93012)
• Canada
30 Nov 17
@NJChicaa oh i bet with all those different flavors.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
1 Dec 17
@Happy2BeMe When I am entertaining, if I do Italian I make a pan of Carmine's lasagna, this (Carmine's) salad, and a big pot of meatballs along with some bread and butter. Everyone is very happy.
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@DianneN (134098)
• United States
30 Nov 17
Ahhhh, Carmine's!!!! That looks amazing and meticulous!
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
The cuts wouldn't pass in an actual restaurant kitchen but it will impress my coworkers and that's what I'm going for.
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@DianneN (134098)
• United States
1 Dec 17
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30 Nov 17
Are we invited?
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
come on over!
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30 Nov 17
@NJChicaa thank you very much.
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@marguicha (130871)
• Chile
30 Nov 17
I will have it in my thoughts when I have guests. It sounds delicious.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
Everyone always loves it.
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@marguicha (130871)
• Chile
30 Nov 17
@NJChicaa I can imagine! I loved it at first sight!
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@amadeo (104240)
• United States
30 Nov 17
that is great there.You really went out all the way.Everything you put in there I love. I am jealous.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
It is always a winner.
@amadeo (104240)
• United States
30 Nov 17
@NJChicaa oh!yes it is for us anyways.
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@nela13 (25995)
• Portugal
30 Nov 17
Looks delicious but I would pass the salami, I don't like it.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
I don't eat it either.
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@nela13 (25995)
• Portugal
30 Nov 17
@NJChicaa It tastes too strong
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@Telynor (1682)
• United States
1 Dec 17
That looks good.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
1 Dec 17
It is!
@JohnRoberts (94076)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec 17
The coconut cake project sounds like something I can sink my teeth into!
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
1 Dec 17
It is outrageous but something that I usually break up over 2 days.
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@andriaperry (95791)
• Anniston, Alabama
30 Nov 17
Yummy! that looks awesome. My type of salad, minus the salami
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
It is funny because I eat around a lot of the stuff in it. I don't eat the salami, the olives, or the pepperocinis. I still love it, though.
@Namelesss (2084)
• Thomasville, Georgia
30 Nov 17
Love! I would so dive into a dish of that. Your presentation is lovely.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
Thank you. It is a pretty salad for sure.
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@MALUSE (54306)
• Germany
30 Nov 17
I'd love to eat it but would pass on the pepperoncini. They make me belch for hours - a sensation I don't particularly enjoy.
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@NJChicaa (71017)
• United States
30 Nov 17
I don't eat them either. Too spicy for me.