It’s also great to serve at a party- there’s something for everyone, and it requires no cooking, just arranging of some purchased cold cuts and jarred items.
I’ve served it as a light lunch for three, crowding a platter with crusty Italian bread, spicy soppressata, roasted red peppers, and olives:
Sometimes, I step things up with the inclusions of mini cheese boards, here featuring mozzarella and robiola. I like a mixed green salad to round things out as well, and I really love arugula lightly tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.
For a football party recently, I put together this spread:
But basically, you can pick and choose whatever you like, arrange it nicely, and serve up a delicious appetizer with basically no cooking.
Some ideas to include:
· Artichoke hearts
· Marinated mushrooms
· Cured hard salami
· Prosciutto or speck (its smoked sister)
· Mini bell peppers
· Cheese: Provolone, Taleggio, Robiola, Fontina, or hunks of Parmesan
· Giardinera (pickled vegetables)
· Breadsticks or crostini