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Bocconcini

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Antipasto Recipe

Ingredients
  • 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
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Fried Mozzarella

Other Ideas:
Antipasti, Breadcrumbs
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Antipasto Skewers

Bite-size ingredients on small skewers make an elegant, easy party snack.
Ingredients
  • 16 pieces giardiniera (Italian pickled vegetables)
  • 16 pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 16 pieces bocconcino (bite-size fresh mozzarella ball)
  • 16 small pieces thinly sliced prosciutto
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Food on a Platter

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Penne with Grape Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces ridged or plain penne
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pint (8 ounces) bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella balls), halved, or 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
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Marinated Bocconcini

Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Easy recipes
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Marinated Bocconcini

Time:35 mins
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Cantaloupe and Bocconcini Salad with Mint

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, scooped into 1-inch balls with a melon baller (about 3 cups)
  • 8 ounces bocconcini (small fresh-mozzarella balls), or fresh mozzarella cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 2 to 3 thin slices ham or prosciutto, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup torn mint leaves
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Herbed Bocconcini

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Antipasti Pasta Salad

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound short twisted pasta, such as campanelle
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella or bocconcini, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 jarred roasted red peppers, drained and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 8 large pitted green olives, sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced salami, slices halved or quartered if large
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
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