An antipasto platter is a sharing board or platter filled with lots of delicious foods, placed in the centre of the table so everyone can help themselves.
In Italy, an antipasto platter is traditionally served at the beginning of a meal to whet the appetite. You’ll find olives, cheeses, cured meats and vegetables, some of which might be pickled.
The platter is designed to get your meal off to a delicious start…and to look as good as the ingredients taste! The beauty of antipasto platters is that they can be used for all kinds of occasions, from casual get-togethers to semi-formal dinner parties, as they’re sure to include something that everyone loves.
So why not serve an antipasto platter next time you’re hosting? We’ve put together 10 great-tasting antipasto platter ideas to inspire you. Don’t forget that antipasto platter presentation is as important as the food, so let your imagination run riot!
An antipasto platter isn’t complete without a selection of cheeses. Choose textures and flavours that will complement the other ingredients. You can include feta cheese for sharpness and goat’s cheese for its distinctive taste.
Build up your antipasto platter with a selection of crackers to serve the bites of food on. Our gourmet crackers with rosemary and rock salt bring a freshness to the platter or try fibre packed crackers in vintage cheddar and onion flavour for something different.
3. Cured meats
Cured meats are the centrepiece of a traditional antipasto platter. Serve salami, prosciutto or mortadella. Keep the slices thin so that your guests don’t fill up too quickly.
Make sure you have plenty of vegetable options for guests who don’t eat meat. An easy way to offer veggies is to serve crudités (mixed raw vegetables). Cut some thin slices of colourful carrots, capsicums and cucumber, adding vibrancy to your platter.
Add some delicious dips to compliment the veggies. Hummus and tzatziki are all-time favourites, or you could try something a little different with our sweet potato-based dip. View our full range of dips available online here.
7. Pickled vegetables
Pickled vegetables such as cucumbers, gherkins, onions and jalapeno peppers add some crunchy texture to your dish, bringing out the flavours of the other ingredients.
Nuts may be small, but they are packed with nutrients. Sprinkle them liberally over your antipasto dish or serve in small bowls. Pistachios are a firm favourite, while macadamia nuts deliver a lovely creamy texture.
Include beans on your platter for some added fibre and nutrition. Our giant Mediterranean style beans are just perfect for an antipasto platter. Serve them in small bowls with chopped cilantro sprinkled on top.
10. Fresh fruit
Fresh fruit is a must on any antipasto platter, offering a sweet but healthy treat to offset the savoury flavours. Serve whole strawberries and grapes, and add some cut tropical fruit like kiwi for a pop of colour.
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You’ll find many of the items you need for a stunning antipasto platter from our fruit and veg home delivery service.
We stock fresh fruit and veg in Brighton and lots of other tasty items that are just perfect for platters too!
We offer fruit and veg delivery in Melbourne to make throwing together a memorable dish for your next dinner party super easy. Simply browse our site, select the items and place your order. Your groceries will be delivered straight to your door.
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