Antipasto (before food or before the meal) is basically an appetizer which usually contains a variety of cheeses, vegetables, fish and sliced meats. A good olive oil, fresh ground pepper, olives and herbs compliment the dish. Let sit at room temperature in order for herbs and oil to 'soak' the rest of the items and infuse them with flavour. If using meat, add it at the last minute such as shown below.
For this plate and, as always, I start my antipasto dish with thinly sliced tomatoes from the vine interspersed with a good white cheese. For this plate I crumbled feta, fresh chopped basil and ground pepper on top. Drizzle a good virgin olive oil all over the food. On the side I placed sliced meat and olives. Other ingredients to include are artichokes, avocados, black olives, thin beef slices and the list goes on. Keep the item list simple though for a beautiful presentation.