This is a layered antipasto, so you can cut it in square slices neatly and have all the ingredients. This is a beautiful dish that's always a hit! It will make the vegetarians jealous. Add the veggies to your liking. Serve with fresh Italian bread. Enjoy!
This is my Russian grandmother's version of Italian caponata. Serve with your favorite bread or crackers--we like rye bread!
Marinated mushrooms, zesty Havarti cheese, and cocktail rye (or bread of your choice), skewered on frilly toothpicks are a great, simple appetizer with little work and almost no clean up! You can marinate fresh mushrooms yourself, or dress them up right out of the jar.
Artichoke, Cheese and Olive Antipasto
A great way to start your Italian meal! I usually serve it with crusty bread slices that have been toasted in the oven until crisp for dipping into the marinade. Keeps for a week in the refrigerator and the longer it stands the better it gets!
Cherry Pepper Poppers
Fresh Hot cherry peppers stuffed with prosciutto and provolone cheese then soaked in olive oil.
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls
This is a great snack to make for any gathering. Balls of honeydew melon are wrapped in prosciutto and fresh mint to make a fancy appetizer with few ingredients.
Eggplant Caponata (Sicilian Version)
Delicious relish or appetizer that can be served hot or cold! Serve with toasted crusty bread.
Air Fryer Arancini
These fried rice balls are full of flavor and are a wonderful appetizer. Pair with any dipping sauce such as pesto, marinara, or use a meat sauce for a hearty meal. The highlands Italian cheese sprinkle is from the Savory Spice Shop®, but is optional.
Tomato and Mozzarella Bites
A great way to serve tomato mozzarella salad. Great presentation; always a hit! You can find the bite-sized mozzarella ('Bocconcini') at most supermarkets. If they are on the larger side, cut them in half.
Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)
This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results.