Antipasti Platters

By Christina Collins

Fabulous food boards!

 I love foods that encourage social eating. After all, that is what Feast & Merriment is all about!When I have company, no matter if it is one person or a large gathering, I make sure 3 things happen that help guests start relaxing right away.

  1. Music is playing in the background
  2. The wine is ready to pour
  3. A platter of deliciousness is ready to dig into.

If these three things happen, the night (or day) is sure to be off to a really great start!


How to make a great food board

A good food board features a variety of food groups, a range of colors and textures, and is intended to be shared easily. You want to be sure to select ingredients that can be served at room temperature. It’s an important dish to remember that quality ingredients make quality platters, so if making a board with a budget in mind, go for quality of items over a quantity of items. Choose foods that complement and also contrast each other. Use lots of color and pile things high. There is no limit to your culinary creativity when making an impressive, and delicious, food board.

Suggested Ingredients

  • Cheeses
  • Grapes
  • Figs
  • Dried Apricots
  • Olives
  • Cured Meats
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Chilled shrimp
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Cucumbers
  • Roasted or Fresh Peppers
  • Apple Slices
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Honey
  • Nuts
  • Baguette slices
  • Crackers
  • Grilled vegetables

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1 thought on “Antipasti Platters”

  1. A good veggie dip platter is by far my favorite. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it’s also creative & tasty because she doesn’t serve the typical baby carrots & celery sticks.

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