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Idea Center - Antipasti

Punch up, kick up, lift up, twist up, and wake up your palette with priceless tips, parings and antipasti platings from the Mezzetta Idea Center. May our gallery of inspiration bring you never-ending culinary happiness.

Call them mezze, tapas or antipasti. Mezzetta products make the perfect components for appetizer platters that let you entertain with this classic European tradition. We’ve got some great appetizer ideas and drink pairings to help you put together some amazing platters that are perfect for a romantic alfresco dinner, backyard barbeque, Friday night cocktails, or terrific tailgate party. Don’t forget to add a least three Mezzetta olive and antipasto varieties and zesty Mezzetta pickled vegetables for the right amount of contrast and flavor.

Small Plate

Ingredients:
Mezzetta Marinated Cracked Deli Olives
Napa Valley Bistro Mediterranean Antipasto
Giardiniera Antipasto

Accompaniments:
Aged Asiago cheese, Crisp pears, Thinly sliced raw almonds, Rustic Italian crackers

Medium Plate

Ingredients:
Napa Valley Bistro Olive Medley
Feta Stuffed Olives
Castelvetrano Olives
Mezzetta Artichoke Hearts
Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Mezzetta Peperoncini

Accompaniments:
Cucumber, Thinly sliced melon, Prosciutto, Thinly sliced Gorgonzola cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Foccacia cut into 2” squares, Pistachio nuts

Large Plate

Ingredients:
Napa Valley Bistro Olive Medley
Mezzetta Kalamata Olives
Mezzetta Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
Mezzetta Giardiniera Antipasto
Mezzetta Artichoke Hearts
Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers (sliced into strips)
Mezzetta Sweet or Hot Banana Wax Peppers

Accompaniments:
Thinly sliced Prosciutto, Olive tapenade, Fresh figs, halved, Grilled zucchini or eggplant slices, Fresh table grapes, Italian breadsticks, Herbed goat cheese, Aged white cheddar, Candied walnuts, Rustic Italian crostini

Margarita Party Plate

Ingredients:
Habañero Jack Stuffed Olives
Olives with Fresh Garlic and Jalapeños
Hot Chili Peppers
Mexi Mix Vegetables
California Habañero Hot Sauce

Accompaniments:
Fresh Guacamole, Tortilla Chips, Red & Green Salsas, Chile con Queso, Cumin-roasted almonds, Fresh Lime Juice Margaritas

Martini Party Plate

Ingredients:
Mezzetta Martini Olives
Mezzetta Cocktail Onions
Spanish Colossal Queen Olives with Pimento
Garlic Stuffed Olives
Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives
Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Mezzetta Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

Accompaniments:
Assortment of soft-ripened cheeses, Water crackers, Parmesan Crisps, Grissini (long, thin bread sticks), Thinly sliced pears and apples, Lemon twists, Cocktail Picks, Garnish-Your-Own Very Dry Martinis

Bloody Mary Party Plate

Ingredients:
Jalapeno Stuffed Olives
Golden Greek Peperoncini
Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives
Mezzetta California Vegetables
Mezzetta Gourmet Baby Corn

Accompaniments:
Smoked Salmon with Dilled Crème Fraiche on Bagels, Bagels, Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta Cheese & Meyer Lemon Blintzes, For the Bloody Marys

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