The Classic Italian Antipasto... Antipasto All'Italiana These "party trays" are usually reserved for a party. Selections of various meats, cheeses, maybe a Bruschetta (toast with a topping). They are ideal for a party since all of the work can be done before the guests arrive. These are the trays (and I explain my thoughts) that I served at a recent 5 course "formal" Italian Dinner
Antipasta Salad Thanksgiving is of course, an American Holiday, but if you're Italian-American your Thanksgiving Feast will not be complete without some sort of Antipasto, which is a first course, served before the pasta course. Most people have platters of rolled up meats, chunks of cheeses and olives and maybe some pickled vegetables.
Antipasti Chopped Salad 1/3 cup EVOO 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 head romaine, sliced crosswise 1/2 head radicchio, chopped 1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed 6 ounces provolone or provolone picante, diced 1/2 cup drained, chopped jarred cherry peppers 4 ounces sliced salami, cut into strips
Picnic or lunch...: Antipasto Kabob Appetizers! 1 Can Black Olives (I used medium sized) 1 Jar Green Olives Cherry Tomatoes 1/2 lb. Cooked Salami, sliced (from the deli counter) 1/2 lb. Pepperoni Fresh mini Mozzarella Balls 1 pkg. frozen tortellini, cooked according to pkg. directions 1 C. Zesty, Free Italian dressing