A pre-dinner appetiser should be light, tasty and easy to prepare – even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen. Italian antipasti ticks all of these boxes and let’s face it, everyone loves a bit of Italian food.
Try these yummy antipasti dishes which are appropriate as an appetiser, snack with drinks, or part of a three course meal at home.
A traditional dish is nothing without a side of meat, and this is usually salami, pepperoni and prosciutto.
Olives are a must-have if you want to break up all the heavy meat and bread on the dish. Olive tapenade, black kalamata olives and a side of hummus is always a popular choice.
Experiment with a few different seafood styles such as smoked salmon strips, fresh tuna and sardines.
Delicious melon and seasonal grapes taste amazing with cold meats.
Salty nuts add a savoury side to the antipasto dish and complement any glass of red or white wine. Cashews, walnuts and roasted almonds are perfect for this dish.
Roast vegetables are another essential part of the antipasto dish because they are great with salty cheeses. Eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers and tomatoes are the best place to start.
Finish off a traditional antipasti dish with a soft cheese such as camembert (bring it out last so it doesn’t melt), savoury cheese such as feta and Gouda.
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