Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Antipasto Platter served up by Guest Chef @ Let's Dish

We love easy appetizers and this one is a keeper. Everyone loves it and it is super easy to put together and serve guest at the holidays or even as a part of the family meal. What is your favorite appetizer? 

Antipasto Platter

Ingredients

1 head Romaine lettuce
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 (8 oz.) bottle Italian-style salad dressing
½ pound thinly sliced cooked ham
½ pound sliced pepperoni
½ pound sliced salami
½ pound cheddar cheese, cubed
½ pound mozzarella cheese, cubed
½ pound pepper jack cheese, cubed
1 cup fresh mushrooms
1 cup whole pepperoncini peppers
1 cup whole black olives
1 cup cherry tomatoes

Directions

Wash and dry lettuce and arrange on a large platter. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon each of garlic salt, dried oregano and about ¼ cup of Italian dressing. Roll up ham, pepperoni and salami and arrange around outside edge of platter. Fill center of platter with cubed cheeses, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes and pepperoncini peppers. Sprinkle with remaining garlic salt, oregano and desired amount of Italian dressing. Serve with Italian bread or crackers.

Let's Dish
This is a beautiful appetizer that feeds a crowd and never fails to impress!  It's really more of an idea than a recipe, so feel free to make substitutions and omissions. When I include mushrooms, I like to marinate them in some Italian dressing for a for a few hours first. This can get a bit pricey with all that meat and cheese, so I usually make it for special occasions and holidays.
 
Who Dished It Up First 
Antipasto in Italian means "before the meal."  This is the original Italian appetizer.
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Let's Dish

Thanks to  Let's Dish for allowing me to post this recipe under my GUEST BLOG post!  This dish looks soooo DELISH! It reminds me of an olive salad that I ate while at an Italian Restaurant. Go check out the other recipes. I couldn't even find one that I wouldn't make! She feeds three boys and a hungry husband! So I'm sure that many of her recipes have been well tested!!!

CHECK OUT Focaccia bread recipe! This would go along great with the antipasto platter. 


18 comments:

MelissaAggie98 said...

This looks AMAZING! Now, I'm hungry! I'm following from MBC...if you get a chance, can you please follow me too? Have a great day!

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Lynn C. said...

That looks yummy!! I get the antipasta salad from albano's all the time!!!

Susieqtpies said...

Hey MelissaAggie I'm on my way to fan you!!! Thanks for stopping in!

Susieqtpies said...

Thanks for stopping in, Lynn!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh wow that looks delicious! I am so making this!

McMom said...

Thanks so much for sharing my recipe. I hope you enjoy it! And what a great idea to make it with the focaccia bread! Why didn't I ever think of that? :)

Susieqtpies said...

Sheila doesn't it look awesome? Make the focaccia too... sooo easy and very yummy!

Kristi S. G. said...

Might have to make some of that! Too yummy!

Susieqtpies said...

Hey McMom!!! Thanks for being my guest! Feel free to take the button and link it to your recipe. I wasn't sure if you were on twitter. I tweeted the post! Thanks again!
Focaccia would be perfect for this. I'm not sure if you've ever made it but my recipe is very easy and tasty!!!

jacobskitchen said...

What a great post. Aren't her photos gorgeous? So mouth watering. Thanks for sharing! =)

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Miz Helen said...

I was thinking of having an antipasta the other day and this recipe looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

CindyWindy2003 said...

this is a great dish for me to make especially since we are doing the adkins diet right now.

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