Antipasto Party Platter

“Break out the crunchy breads and wine bottles, it’s time to snack”…..Samantha Jonas-Rongo

I celebrate the holidays every year. It wouldn’t be complete without an antipasto platter.  These are a great gift, or dish to take to the next event you are invited too. This is also a beautiful, colorful and tasty centerpiece to set the stage of any meal. This platter is easy to make. You get to choose what goes on it and it’s a good start to any festivity when everyone is waiting on dinner to be served. Serve along side your favorite wine, and even garlic bread.

Antipasto Party Platter                                                                                         

Samantha Jonas-Rongo

This platter is easy to make. You get to choose what goes on it. It's a good start to the holiday festivities when everyone is waiting on dinner to be served. Serve along side your favorite wine.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Dry salami
  • Genoa salami
  • Sorpressata
  • Ham
  • Block Mozzarella cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese balls
  • Block of Provolone cheese
  • Prosciutto
  • Roasted red pepper, sliced long and medium thin
  • Sun dried cherry tomatoes
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Marinated olives
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Large round platter

DIRECTIONS:

Take a round platter with or without dividers and place washed romaine over itOk I celebrate the holidays every year. It wouldn't be complete without an antipasto platter. I make my own it's easy. Take a round platter with or without dividers and place washed romaine over it.

Take the cold cuts, roll them up and place them nicely around the platter

Take the cold cuts roll them up and place them nicely on the platter

Cut your dry salami and roll them the same as the other cold cuts, place every-other around platter, leaving space in the center and 5 areas along edge for later cheeses, peppers and tomatoes

Cut your dry salami and do the same with them

Chop your 2 cheese blocks in 6 medium sized cubed pieces, place to the side

Cut remaining cheese in medium rectangular pieces then place them nicely next to the cold cuts, each cheese type separated Chop your cheese and place them nicely next to the cold cuts

Place olives on 1/3 of center of platter with the 6 cheese cubes from earlier

Look how nice my platter is starting to look. I placed my olives in the center of my platter

Next goes the marinated mushrooms placed in the other 1/3 of the center

Next goes the marinated mushrooms they were also placed in the center of the platter

This wouldn’t be an antipasto platter without marinated artichoke hearts, place on remaining 1/3 of the center of platter

This wouldn't be an antipasto platter without marinated artichoke hearts. Yummy

Place sundried tomatoes next to the cold cuts in 2 empty spaces

For this platter I purchased these sun dried cherry tomatoes that were awesome. I placed them right besides my cold cuts.

In another remaining space, place your mozzarella cheese balls

I also used miniature mozzarella balls. Yum

For color and of course flavor I lastly added slices of roasted red pepper in the last open area

For color and of course flavor I lastly added slices of roasted red pepper. That's it. The platter is ready to be served along some crusty bread and/or garlic bread.

Now the platter is all set and ready to go. Break out the crunchy breads and wine bottles, it’s time to snack!

This platter is easy to make. You get to choose what goes on it. It's a good start to the holiday festivities when everyone is waiting on dinner to be served. Serve along side your favorite wine.

Time to eat!!!

Samantha Jonas-Rongo

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