Creating Your Own Anti Pasto Plate

Sure you could go to your local grocers and buy a platter – but, depending on where you buy it from – did you know they use left overs to create it? Ick! Again, not all places but most do. Why not make your own?

You can put just about anything on a plate – try to have the staples like olives, sliced meat and some sort of pickled, roasted or dried veggie.

From left, working clockwise:
Artichokes
Olives (from the olive bar at my local grocery store)
Pepperoncini Peppers (pickled, a jar)
Sliced Meats – “Panini Meat Pack” from Costco
Havarti
Laughing Cow Party Cubes (French onion, Blue Cheese and Mushroom flavoured)
Boccocini (party sized)
Grape Tomatoes

Some tips putting the plate together:
1. Try to drain the liquid from any of the veggies and cheeses, use dividers to keep flavours where they should be.

2. Roll longer meat slices, fold circular meat slices into four.

About Dee

Inspired by her fatherโ€™s cooking savvy and impeccable taste and her love of trying out new places, Dee decided to pursue her love of food. Although she much prefers eating at a local restaurant, she has also taken up cooking as a novice who has lots to learn and many recipes to try. Join her quest to rise from cooking mediocrity and fine tune her palate at different restaurants!