Simple & Elegant Antipasto Platter
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Simple & Elegant Antipasto Platter

Prep: 20 minutes
Roast: 25 minutes • Serves: 8

Simple & Elegant Antipasto Platter
Planning for a holiday get-together and don’t know what to serve?
An antipasto platter assembled with ready-made ingredients is an
easy solution that will surely impress your guests.

Offer a variety of cured meats, cheeses, olives, pickled vegetables
and fruits. Choose your favorite deli-prepared items and
decoratively arrange them on a serving platter. Complete your
spread with your own Easy Marinated Roasted Vegetables (recipe
follows).

Suggested items to include on your platter:

  • thinly sliced deli meats: capicola, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni and/or smoked turkey breast
  • an assortment of cheeses: Gouda, Parmesan, provolone, chèvre, and/or Brie
  • toasted sliced baguette, crackers or pita bread
  • marinated artichoke hearts or mushrooms
  • pickled onions or carrots
  • a variety of olives, caper berries or capers
  • fresh fruits such as grapes or berries

Roasted Vegetables

6garlic cloves, minced
2medium red and/or yellow bell peppers, sliced
2medium zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1small eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces
1small fennel bulb, cut into 1-inch pieces
3tablespoons olive oil

Marinade

3tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1teaspoon Dijon mustard
1teaspoon kosher salt
1/2teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1.Preheat oven to 450°. In large bowl, toss all ingredients; spread on 2 rimmed baking pans. Roast vegetable mixture 25 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally.

2.In small bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, parsley, thyme, mustard, salt and pepper; add warm vegetable mixture and toss to combine. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Makes about 4 cups.


Approximate nutritional values per serving: 

131 Calories, 9g Fat (1g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
275mg Sodium, 13g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 6g Sugars,
0g Added Sugars, 2g Protein