Antipasto means “before the meal” and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Fortunately and unfortunately, I often can make Antipasto a full meal if I’m going for something lite on the palate.
Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, marinated vegetables, olives, pepperoni (marinated small peppers, not to be confused with the sausage, pepperoni), and various cheeses, such as provolone or fresh mozzarella. I always toss a little extra virgin olive oil over mine and have gotten in the habit of really indulging in it over the cured meats.
I’ll be back to regular posting tonight. Absolute promise guys. Sorry for the absence. Life got in the way ;).