If you love an Easy Antipasto like I do, I have a few fabulous ingredients to add to your next masterpiece. Artichoke hearts and hearts of palm make great additions to this starter that is so easy to put together.
I love a fabulous antipasto, don’t you? One of my favorite ways to eat a meal is to indulge in a bunch of small bites, so you can see why I’m a fan of antipasto.
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Antipasto is traditionally a first course in Italian dining, but to me, it can easily become a light meal or served as a fun appetizer. Like almost anything, it’s easy to put your own personal spin on things.
If you’ve never made or had antipasto before, it’s a dish that you don’t have to take too seriously — it’s really easy to put together! Include a few types of cured meats, several types of cheeses, nuts to nibble, and bread or crackers are always welcome. Fill in the blank spots with your favorite veggies, too.
I used some fun and slightly out-of-the-ordinary ingredients for my most recent version: hearts of palm and artichoke hearts from Reese Specialty Foods.
In fact, I’ve dubbed this my Heart to Heart Antipasto! Corny? Maybe, but I think you’ll love both the artichoke hearts and the hearts of palm that I included.
Reese products are Non-GMO Project Verified and come in a variety of options. I used the Medallion Cut Hearts of Palm that comes in a re-sealable package, and the Quartered Marinated Artichoke Hearts.
Hearts of palm might not be a vegetable you reach for often (or maybe you’ve never even heard of them), but I think you should definitely put them in rotation.
With a firm texture and mild flavor, hearts of palm are perfect for salads and stir fry’s, too. They’re also rich in potassium, vitamins A and C, and are a great source of fiber. Who wouldn’t want to add something so good to your next meal?
If you’re looking for another great dish with hearts of palm, check out my recipe for Hearts of Palm Crab-less Salad for a fun vegetarian twist on a classic salad. You’ll love it!
Growing up in an Italian family, antipasto was always one of my favorite ways to start a delicious meal. No one ever turned away the delicious cheeses, meats, olives, and bread my family would pick up at the local Italian store.
My Easy Antipasto doesn’t take much effort to make, and it’s the perfect thing to put together as a light meal, a tasty snack, or as the start to a big feast. My heart is happy when I have something like this to enjoy with family and friends!
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I hope you’ll include Reese Hearts of Palm as part of an Easy Antipasto for an upcoming meal. You’ll love it.
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Serves 4-6
- 1 (12-ounce) package Reese Medallion Cut Hearts of Palm
- 1 (7.5-ounce) jar Reese Quartered Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- 3-4 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cup green and black olives
- 8 ounces sliced salami
- Assorted cheese, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3-4 avocados, sliced
- Balsamic glaze to drizzle
- Slices of crusty bread or crackers
- Arrange all the ingredients in sections on a large platter or cheeseboard.
- Either serve the balsamic glaze on the side for individual use, or drizzle it over the vegetables prior to serving.