Tonight's dinner -- antipasto platter

San Jose, California
May 8, 2017 10:01pm CST
I had planned to make baked potatoes for dinner, but then the day was warmer than I expected and I didn't want to heat up the house. Instead, I pulled out some cold deli meats (ham, salami), various cheeses, some olives and pickles, some asparagus salad that was on sale at the deli counter, some sugar? snap peas, some wedged tomatoes, and assorted crackers on the table. Easy dinner, and I didn't need the oven! Everyone liked it well enough that I think I'll do some variation of it once a week during the summer.
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
9 May 17
I like to serve an antipasto in summer, I cross the border to buy cold meats in Italy and I serve the antipasto with olives, grissini, tuna stuffed hot round peppers, grilled bell peppers, a classic Italian.
@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
10 May 17
@spiderdust I love the eggplant dip, I also like the garbanzo beans dip (hummus).
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• San Jose, California
10 May 17
@LadyDuck I wish I could figure out how to make this dip. It's very different from baba ganoush. I think the eggplant/aubergine is roasted over a wood fire, which gives it this lovely smokiness.
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
11 May 17
@spiderdust It's not difficult to prepare, but you need the Thaini (sesame seed paste) to add to the pureed garbanzo beans to make the dip smooth.
@snowy22315 (45328)
• United States
9 May 17
I love antipasto. I may make that...at some point as I have a huge jar of Kalamata olives.
• San Jose, California
10 May 17
I highly recommend it. We had some Greek olives too, but they weren't purple like Kalamatas, but black.
@Courtlynn (64159)
• United States
9 May 17
Thats more like a snack in my house. Lol
• San Jose, California
9 May 17
Oh, we had plenty!
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@Kandae11 (35969)
9 May 17
Sounds like a very nice dinner.
• San Jose, California
9 May 17
It was pretty good. No one left the table hungry, that's for sure.
@DianneN (75945)
• United States
11 May 17
That sounds delicious! I'm going to give it a try. We usually have a dinner salad loaded with goodies. I only cook the hard boiled eggs.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 17
that sounded s o good on a warm eve whish they would do something l ike hat here on th e retirenment 'center ob hot afternoons
@responsiveme (14639)
• India
9 May 17
That's a cool idea...Yes the weather's mood affects our food choices