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Nothing beats an antipasto platter when you don’t want to cook! Make my homemade crostini, get your favorite meats and olives, hummus or even baba ganoush and you have a fun, beautiful meal!

Antipasto Platter Recipe
Antipasto Platter Recipe

There’s nothing I love more than a delicious antipasto when I have friends over. This yummy cheese, meat, and vegetable combo is a dish that everyone will enjoy and it makes a great appetizer for an evening in with friends when served with a relaxing glass of wine. Of course, you can always make it just for you too – everyone needs some me time now and then and this will definitely do the trick!

How To Make an Antipasto Platter

  • Drain any of the food that needs draining, like the olives and the jarred roasted red peppers.
  • Using the lettuce or cabbage leaves as bowls, place any “wet” ingredients into them and arrange on the platter. You can see that we used it for artichokes, peppers, sauce, bocconcini, and more. This ensures that the rest of the ingredients on the board don’t get soggy.
  • Place the remaining ingredients on the platter as desired. The basil gives the platter a beautiful smell and people can take pieces and pair it with food.
  • Serve.

What is The Difference Between Antipasto and Antipasti?

Antipasto means “before the meal” and it’s the traditional Italian starter for formal dining. But as you know, Italians love their food and they rarely serve just one starter! So when multiple starters are served, antipasto becomes “antipasti”.

There’s a fun fact you that might help you win a table quiz someday!

How To Arrange an Antipasto Platter

This is the fun part! Your antipasto platter is sure to be the focal point of your table if it’s arranged well. Remember, people eat with their eyes before they’ve even tasted the food in front of them (well, I know I do!). It’s worth taking the time to artistically arrange the food on your antipasto platter instead of just lining it up in rows. This will encourage your dinner guests to mix and match the foods they like and make their own interesting combos!

Start with a large platter, cake plate, or marble slab and place some colorful olives or marinated veg in the middle, then add some fresh greens, berries, and tomatoes to fill in any extra spaces on the serving board. Edible flowers are also a lovely idea for space-fillers if you have any hanging out in your garden.

More Appetizer Recipes For You To Try

I’d love to see your creative platter displays when you try this one out! You can share your pics with me in the comments below! Happy creating!

Love,

Karlynn

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Antipasto Platter Recipe

 This antipasto platter of cured meats, olives, cheese, crostini, bread sticks, peppers, artichokes and more is an easy, simple and very popular party appetizer board!

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
12
Calories
119
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kalmata olives
  • 1 cup green olives
  • breadsticks
  • 12-15 crostini
  • pepperoncini spread
  • mini sweet peppers
  • bocconcini
  • smoked provolone
  • assorted cheese of choice
  • roasted red peppers
  • genoa salami
  • artichokes canned or oil preserved
  • hungarian salami
  • pepperoni or other small sausage
  • fresh basil
  • lettuce or cabbage leaves

Instructions

  1. Drain any of the food that needs draining, like the olives and the jarred roasted red peppers. 

  2. Using the lettuce or cabbage leaves as bowls, place any "wet" ingredients into them and arrange on the platter. You can see that we used it for the artichokes, peppers, sauce, bocconcini and more. This ensures that the rest of the ingredients on the board don't get soggy. 

  3. Place the remaining ingredients on the platter as desired. The basil give the entire platter a beautiful smell and people can take pieces and pair it with the food. 

  4. Serve.

Recipe Notes

The sky is the limit when it comes to antipasto! Create the platter with the ingredients you like.

Nutritional info will vary from what is shown

Nutrition Information

Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 546mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 1g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Ernest Contreras says

    excellent Recipe and platter presentation, one of my favorite ways to start a meal. I will prepare one this weekend .
    Thanks
    Chef Ernie5 stars

  2. Aperitive says

    I love smoked provolone and green olives. All kind of olives, actually!5 stars

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