How to Make an Antipasti Plate
4 simple tips for an Italian-style first course
Pick a variety of flavors, colors and textures:
- Sliced cured meats such as prosciutto and soppressata
- Hard and soft Italian cheeses
- Jarred vegetables like roasted red peppers and olives
- A spread such as chicken liver or roasted garlic
- Sliced crusty bread
Keep it Simple
Serve five or six great choices instead of 10 so-so ones.
No Cooking Necessary
Antipasti are room-temperature nibbles designed to prime your appetite – no need to warm or toast anything. Take cheese and meat out of the fridge about an hour before guests arrive.
Forget the fancy platters. Serve everything on a wooden cutting board or pizza peel.
Photograph by Tina Rupp