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Antipasto Platter

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Hello to all and welcome back to Food~Flavor~Fun.  A place to find and share great food recipes with incredible flavor and bring that in to increase our own enjoyment and that of our families and friends. 

I grew up in Southeast Texas.  My brother and sister reminded me of one of my parents favorite places to go out to eat.  The name of it was Leo and Willies.  Great atmosphere and great food….loads of fun.  The discussion brought back a memory from my childhood, going to this restaurant and what I always wanted for my meal was the antipasto platter.  All the great cheese and meats, olives and peppers and these little pieces of fresh made toast that was to die for.  As Mondays are all about starters or appetizers, I thought I’d share this with you tonight.  Put it out on a dinner table with some little pieces of toast for talk and fun before the main course comes out.  Great for fun and sharing….Enjoy!

Antipasto Platter

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound prosciutto, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound Genoa salami, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 pound pepperoni slices or cappicola, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound Provolone cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 can marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 can green olives
  • 1 cup pepperoncini peppers, halved
  • 2 cups button mushrooms
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bottle good-quality oil and vinegar based Italian salad dressing or good olive oil and balsamic vinegar with fresh ground black pepper.

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or zippered plastic bag. Stir well to incorporate dressing and coat all ingredients.  Cover or close and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.   Serve cold.  Place lettuce leaves on a platter for a base and arrange the food items and pour any dressing over the top.  Serve with toasted bread pieces and toothpicks for the chunks.

Categories : Starters

Comments

  1. […] usually get a request for Canjun’d Chicken Wings from the kids.  Another great idea is an Antipasto Platter.  If your headed to someone else’s house, how about taking along a nice snack gift basket […]

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