Dolores Hope’s Antipasti Salad
Bob Hope was a great friend of mine, and my wife Kay was a bridesmaid at his daughter Linda’s wedding. Dolores Hope was a legendary hostess, and every buffet feature this enormous salad topped with the goodies that you would find on an antipasti platter- salami, roasted red peppers, olives, cheese, and more. We serve it at our family feasts, and it makes a fantastic lunch, too. Of course, you can add or substitute some of your antipasti favorites (such as roasted beets, cherry tomatoes, marinated mushrooms), but this is Dolores’s original recipe. To make serving go easily, prep and refrigerate all of the components, then arrange the salad just before serving. You will need a really big serving bowl to hold everything.