Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Antipasto Platter

Recently I was asked to bring an appetizer to a baby shower.
Being in the middle of kitchen renovations, I was looking for something
I could make in the limited space of my camper kitchen.
This Antipasto platter was a good solution.
It would also be a great make-ahead starter for a summer barbeque.
You can come up with your own additions or substitutions but here is what I used on this platter.

  • 1 jar pickled asparagus
  • 1 package mini sweet peppers (can be found at Costco and most large supermarkets)
  • 1 package herbed soft cheese (like Boursin)
  • Several varieties of dry salami - I used Wine salami and Bagged salami
  • Fontina  or other Italian cheese cut into 1"x1"x 3" sticks
  • canteloupe melon balls
  • sliced proscuitto (Italian smoked  ham)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • several varieties of olives from the deli
  • Small balls of Bocconcini ( fresh mozzarella)
  • Fresh herbs made into a mini bouquet and lettuce for garnish
  1. Roll  a slice of salami around each pickled asparagus spear
  2. Halve and remove seeds from mini peppers Leaving the stem if possible.
  3. Stuff each pepper half with herbed soft cheese
  4. Wrap each melon ball in a slice of proscuitto and secure with a toothpick
  5. Arrange all items on a large serving platter and garnish.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving


  1. So beautiful, Bev! I love your baby peppers, stuffed with Boursin :) Delicious.

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  2. This is beautiful - what a fantastic appetizer! Love the melon ball and pepper suggestions.

  3. I am a new reader and I love EVERYTHING you guys do, write, and make! Esp. this platter.

    All the best,

    Cat (North Bay On.)

  4. Bev, I love how you stuffed and wrapped things ... fun and beautiful!

  5. Michelle from BCJuly 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    this is perfect, having a BBQ on sunday and was just looking up recipes!

  6. Well! This is almost worth getting on that Google thingey so i can "recommend this".

    I love antipasto platters which I often make for one. Me. At least I tell myself that it's antipasto but probably, really, just dibs and dabs of leftovers. On a cracker more like, or alternating something with something else on a wooden pick.

    Pickled asparagus! I never.


  7. Great idea! I'd love to try it!