Antipasto means "before the meal," and this antipasto recipe doesn't disappoint. Serve up this antipasto of cured meats, fresh cheeses, and herbs that will satisfy guests until the next course is ready.
- 1 pound bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained
- 1 small clove garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 large heads radicchio di Treviso, separated into leaves
- 8 fresh figs, halved lengthwise
- 2 cups artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
- 1 pound Pecorino cheese, cubed
- 1 pound provolone cheese, cubed
- 3/4 pound air-dried sopressata, thinly sliced
- 3/4 pound refrigerator-dried sopressata, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups pepperoncini, drained
- 1 1/2 cups mixed olives, drained
- 1 1/2 cups peppadew peppers
- 3/4 pounds salami, thinly sliced
- 3/4 pounds prosciutto, very thinly sliced
- Breadsticks, for serving
In a medium bowl, combine bocconcini, olive oil, parsley, and red-pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine roasted red peppers and garlic; set aside.
Line a large platter with radicchio leaves. Arrange ingredients, with the exception of the breadsticks, on a platter in a decorative pattern. Serve with breadsticks.