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Recipe for Antipasti Platter by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Antipasti Platter. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 2 hr 10 min to make this recipe. The Antipasti Platter recipe should make enough food for 4 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Antipasti Platter recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Antipasti Platter recipe.

Ingredients for Antipasti Platter

  • 1/4 head cauliflower, sliced into thin florets, 1 3/4 cups
  • 8 ounces carrots, sliced lengthwise into thin sticks
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, to cover
  • 1 (6-ounce) can pitted large black olives, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions for Antipasti Platter

  1. To make the Pickled Cauliflower and Carrots:
  2. Place the cauliflower, carrots, onion, and oregano in a shallow heat-proof glass or nonreactive bowl. Bring the sugar, salt, vinegar, and water to a boil in a small pot, stirring until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour the hot brine over the vegetables, stir to combine and cover with plastic wrap. Let the vegetables stand, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature or place in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour or up to 2 days.
  3. To make the Grilled Peppers:
  4. Preheat a grill, broiler or oven on high heat. Grill, broil or roast the peppers until the skin is black and blistered. Place in a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand about 15 minutes, or until cool enough to handle, but still warm. Rub the skin off the peppers, then seed and cut into about 1-inch slices. Place in a jam jar or small container and season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and pour in the olive oil until peppers are completely covered. Let stand about 30 minutes and serve at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, keep covered with oil.
  5. To make the olives:
  6. Mix the olives, parsley, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and olive oil in a bowl and let the olives marinate for 30 minutes before serving.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Antipasti Platter recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Easy Appetizer
  • Appetizer – An hors d’oeuvre (/ɔːr ˈdɜːrv(rə)/ or DURV(-rə); French: hors-d’œuvre (listen)), appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine. Some hors d’oeuvres are served cold, others hot. Hors d’oeuvres may be served at the dinner table as a part of the meal, or they may be served before seating, such as at a reception or cocktail party. Formerly, hors d’oeuvres were also served between courses.Typically smaller than a main dish, an hors d’oeuvre is often designed to be eaten by hand.
  • Italian
  • Antipasti
  • Olive Recipes
  • Cauliflower – Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae (or Mustard) family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd” (with a similar appearance to cheese curd). The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem. Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds as the edible portion. Brassica oleracea also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale, collectively called “cole” crops, though they are of different cultivar groups.
  • Gluten Free – A gluten-free diet (GFD) is a nutritional plan that strictly excludes gluten, which is a mixture of proteins found in wheat (and all of its species and hybrids, such as spelt, kamut, and triticale), as well as barley, rye, and oats. The inclusion of oats in a gluten-free diet remains controversial, and may depend on the oat cultivar and the frequent cross-contamination with other gluten-containing cereals.Gluten may cause both gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms for those with gluten-related disorders, including coeliac disease (CD), non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), and wheat allergy. In these people, the gluten-free diet is demonstrated as an effective treatment, but several studies show that about 79% of the people with coeliac disease have an incomplete recovery of the small bowel, despite a strict gluten-free diet. This is mainly caused by inadvertent ingestion of gluten. People with a poor understanding of a gluten-free diet often believe that they are strictly following the diet, but are making regular errors.In addition, a gluten-free diet may, in at least some cases, improve gastrointestinal or systemic symptoms in diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV enteropathy, among others. There is no good evidence that gluten-free diets are an alternative medical treatment for people with autism.Gluten proteins have low nutritional and biological value and the grains that contain gluten are not essential in the human diet. However, an unbalanced selection of food and an incorrect choice of gluten-free replacement products may lead to nutritional deficiencies. Replacing flour from wheat or other gluten-containing cereals with gluten-free flours in commercial products may lead to a lower intake of important nutrients, such as iron and B vitamins. Some gluten-free commercial replacement products are not enriched or fortified as their gluten-containing counterparts, and often have greater lipid/carbohydrate content. Children especially often over-consume these products, such as snacks and biscuits. Nutritional complications can be prevented by a correct dietary education.A gluten-free diet may be based on gluten-free foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, and corn. Gluten-free processed foods may be used. Pseudocereals (quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat) and some minor cereals are alternative choices.
  • Vegan – Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. An individual who follows the diet or philosophy is known as a vegan. Distinctions may be made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans, also known as “strict vegetarians”, refrain from consuming meat, eggs, dairy products, and any other animal-derived substances. An ethical vegan is someone who not only follows a plant-based diet but extends the philosophy into other areas of their lives, opposes the use of animals for any purpose, and tries to avoid any cruelty and exploitation of all animals including humans. Another term is “environmental veganism”, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.Well-planned vegan diets are regarded as appropriate for all stages of life, including infancy and pregnancy, by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the British Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The German Society for Nutrition—which is a non-profit organisation and not an official health agency—does not recommend vegan diets for children or adolescents, or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is inconsistent evidence for vegan diets providing a protective effect against metabolic syndrome, but some evidence suggests that a vegan diet can help with weight loss, especially in the short term. Vegan diets tend to be higher in dietary fiber, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and phytochemicals, and lower in dietary energy, saturated fat, cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12. A poorly-planned vegan diet may lead to nutritional deficiencies that nullify any beneficial effects and may cause serious health issues, some of which can only be prevented with fortified foods or dietary supplements. Vitamin B12 supplementation is important because its deficiency can cause blood disorders and potentially irreversible neurological damage; this danger is also one of the most common in poorly-planned non-vegan diets.The word ‘vegan’ was coined by Donald Watson and his then-future wife Dorothy Morgan in 1944. It was derived from ‘Allvega’ and ‘Allvegan’ which had been used and suggested beforehand by original members and future officers of the society George A. Henderson and his wife Fay, the latter of whom wrote the first vegan recipe book. At first, they used it to mean “non-dairy vegetarian”, however, by May 1945, vegans explicitly abstained from “eggs, honey; and animals’ milk, butter and cheese”. From 1951, the Society defined it as “the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals”. Interest in veganism increased significantly in the 2010s, especially in the latter half, with more vegan stores opening and more vegan options becoming increasingly available in supermarkets and restaurants worldwide.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

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