My Favorite No Cook Dinner: Antipasto

by jerseygirl on April 30, 2010 · 11 comments

Things are as hectic as they can be during dinnertime lately. One child is eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at 4:30 after track practice but before karate. The other child is eating a quick bowl of reheated mac and cheese at 5:30 which is before soccer practice and cub scouts. The parents are too busy cabbing kids around to eat so they eat dinner at 9:30.

If I am going to wait that long, I want something good! So we had the perfect summer meal while watching Grey’s Anatomy last night. I am lucky that my local grocery store has a great antipasto bar. I bought some sharp provolone cheese and semolina bread to supplement it with.

If your grocery store doesn’t have an antipasto bar, there are always things you can buy to make a good looking plate. Here are some things I like to load my plates up with:

imported Italian meats such as salami, prosciutto and rosemary ham
cheese
all kinds of olives
marinated artichokes
roasted peppers
stuffed grape leaves
hard boiled eggs
marinated mushrooms
provolone and prosciutto stuffed peppers

What do you like in your antipasto?
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charlie girl May 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

yumm, for me, cheeses, smokey, pungent and salty, marinated olives, peppers, crisp apples, dried apricots, little chunks of good rustic bread and cherry tomatoes.

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Ciao Chow Linda May 1, 2010 at 8:39 am

You hit all the essentials. I love that kind of a meal once in a while too – add some soppressata for me.

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Recipemom May 2, 2010 at 3:11 am

I love making antipasto at home from the veggies i ahev at home.
i like to make alot and keeping eating .. or adding to any salad or sandwich

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teresa May 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm

what a gorgeous platter, i think i'd have a hard time sharing!

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Maria May 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm

This is my kind of meal!

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The Japanese Redneck May 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I can feel for the parents, because that's about when we've been getting our meals too!

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Stacey Snacks May 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

We have antipasto night every Friday night on the patio, weather permitting. I look fwd to it all week!

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momgateway May 4, 2010 at 10:55 am

I'm with you on this! Lovely and a breeze to fix..

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Pam May 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

A fun and simple dinner – perfect for the days when you don't feel like cooking.

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The Food Hunter May 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

my favorite too!!

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Patsyk May 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Our schedule is nearly as crazy as yours right now! May have to borrow your idea so that we can have something later that's yummy and not too heavy.

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