Antipasto

Little antipasto bites whet the appetite for dinner. From prosciutto-wrapped melon to marinated olives, these easy antipasto appetizer recipes can be on the table in minutes.

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Cool Antipasto Kabobs

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Great party appetizes--let guests pick between skewers of vegetables or flavorful bites of sausage, shrimp, and cheese.

Antipasto with Toasted Pita Crisps

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Perfect for warm-weather entertaining, this colorful fruit and veggie appetizer platter makes for refreshing nibbling.

Total: 10 mins

Eggplant Caponata with Golden Raisins

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As a nod to the grape harvest, chef Ben Towill of Silkstone and The Fat Radish restaurant in New York City adds golden raisins to this tangy caponata. It's delicious on toast or with pecorino cheese.

Total: 1 hr

Broiled Ricotta with Olives and Sun-Dried-Tomato Relish

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Broiling ricotta intensifies its creaminess: It's ideal with both sweet and savory toppings. Here, Maria Helm Sinskey serves it on garlic toasts garnished with olives and a tangy sun-dried-tomato relish.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Big Italian Salad

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Part green salad, part antipasto salad, this recipe combines lettuce, celery, onion, peperoncini, olives and cherry tomatoes -- all tossed in a dressing made with olive oil, vinegar and a little mayonnaise. "The salad reminds me of one my mother made," says Fran Parisi. "Her dressing had no mayo, of course -- it was strictly oil and vinegar."

Total: 30 mins

Stuffed Red Pepper Rolls

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These colorful peppers, like most stuffed vegetables, take a little time to make. Your reward is a full-flavored Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres. The sweet and tangy tuna and rice filling can also be served on its own as a main dish salad.

Chopped-Olive Aioli

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Total: 15 mins

Caponata with Kalamata Olives and Asiago Cheese

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Andres Barrera's version of caponata, the tangy Sicilian eggplant dish, mixes in olives, zucchini, and yellow squash and is topped with shaved Asiago cheese.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Grilled Fontina and Vegetable Antipasti

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For an extra-savory sandwich, add a touch of grated Parmesan cheese.

Total: 30 mins

Herbed Antipasto Kabobs

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A tangy marinade, salty prosciutto, and fragrant basil work magic on a bounty of colorful vegetables. Use rosemary skewers for a presentation your guests will not soon forget.

Anchovy and Roasted-Pepper Salad with Goat Cheese

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For Eataly's seafood dishes, Mario Batali enlisted the help of Dave Pasternack, chef-partner at his outstanding restaurant Esca. "This gives Dave another place to play with fish," Batali says. "Plus, I don't go to the Olympics without bringing my MVPs." Together they created this earthy salad with chopped cured anchovies in the dressing.

Total: 30 mins

Tortellini, Olive, and Cheese Kabobs

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Quick Antipasto Pasta Salad: 30 Minute Meal

Think of this dish as instant Italy--a wonderful pasta salad with the pungent flavors of cheese, salami, olives, and tomatoes. This quick antipasto pasta recipe not only takes less than 30 minutes to make but it is as versatile as can be. Serve it as a first course before moving on to another great Italian recipe.

Tortellini with Salami and Pesto

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This simple appetizer is so flavorful it's hard to believe there are just four ingredients.

Total: 15 mins

Caponata Crostini

Monk Fruit In The Raw

In Sicily, this sweet and sour dish featuring eggplant, raisins, and capers is served as part of an antipasto. It is perfect presented on crisp whole-wheat crostini as a hors d'oeuvres or on its own as a side dish accompanying grilled fish, poultry, or pork. Also serve it with brown rice and cannellini beans for a meatless meal.

Broccoli Rabe Pesto Bruschetta

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Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli rabe is packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, and C. Chef Gabe Thompson turns it into a healthy, peppery pesto that's delicious on toasted bread.

Total: 30 mins
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