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Old 04-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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I must admit to a passion for Antipasto.....Pepperoncini is a great addition. Mt Olive Pickles used to make a product called "Hot Mix" which included cauliflower, carrot slices and other veggies in a spicy vinegar. Sadly, those days are gone.
I've seen this brand in local stores: https://www.google.com/search?redir_...Xa1cU5w9taM%3A
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #12
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Artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers would be great.
I want artichokes now! Love them but fresh not canned. Can't seem to find a good canned or jarred version
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #13
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I must admit to a passion for Antipasto.....Pepperoncini is a great addition. Mt Olive Pickles used to make a product called "Hot Mix" which included cauliflower, carrot slices and other veggies in a spicy vinegar. Sadly, those days are gone.
Look for Giardiniera. It's great with, or on, a hot Italian beef sandwich, or as a side.

Without vegetables (or fruit), meat, it's a pasta dish, not antipasto.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #14
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I want artichokes now! Love them but fresh not canned. Can't seem to find a good canned or jarred version
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I like Mezzetta brand: http://www.mezzetta.com/our-products...tichoke-hearts
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You could make a Caprese salad as an antipasti. I really prefer to use fresh roasted red bell peppers (peeled and seeded of course) as a sub for the tomato.
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Artichokes?? *gasp* I'm such a novice.... Lol what do the taste like? I'm not a fan of raw veggies unless their kinda sweet... Tomatoes onions peppers cucumbers n pickles are some gag factors for me... I'm trying to experiment but I need baby steps lol
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I want artichokes now! Love them but fresh not canned. Can't seem to find a good canned or jarred version
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Costco marinated artichokes rule!
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Artichokes?? *gasp* I'm such a novice.... Lol what do the taste like? I'm not a fan of raw veggies unless their kinda sweet... Tomatoes onions peppers cucumbers n pickles are some gag factors for me... I'm trying to experiment but I need baby steps lol
Artichokes are mild and a bit sweet. Canned or jarred veggies aren't raw - they're heated in the container in order to preserve them.

Antipasto ingredients have some pretty strong flavors, so you might want to add one or two to a dish you know you like and see how it goes. Some grocery salad bars have these ingredients, so you could try a few that way without spending a lot of money.
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good advice from gg.

btw, any dish with pasta in it isn't antipasti. the name itself means "before the pasta" course. so it can be meats, veggies, or salad like things.

craigsy's caprese salad (alternating layers of sliced tonato, sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves, often drizzled with balsamic vinegar) is a great antipasti dish.
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Thank you
I've seen this brand at an Italian Deli nearby. I'll check if they have the artichokes.
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