Italian Antipasto Appetizer
What is the one thing that comes to mind during the holidays? For me it is Appetizers! I come from a family where food is how we show love. If I am not in the kitchen then I am seriously sick haha. I’m Italian and my mother was southern. Now I know that combination is a bit different but I believe it has made me the cook I am today and I am very proud of that!
I also look for family when I am creating recipes. One of the products I adore and use over and over again is Mezzetta. When it comes to olives to me they are my go to product. Did you know Mezzetta is family owned and has been since 1935? The fourth generation of Mezzetta family is continuing the commitment to bring their customers the highest quality foods available. They source only the finest fresh produce from the sun-drenched soils of California, Italy, Spain, France, and Greece and prepare them according to their Italian family recipes at their state-of-the-art production facility in the Napa Valley. That speaks volumes to me. I want my family to have foods rich in tradition and I love being a proud consumer of family businesses.
The simplicity of my Italian Antipasto Appetizer featuring Mezzetta Olives will stand out on your table.
20 Mezzetta Super Colossal Spanish Queen Olives with Minced Pimento
40 slices Salami
20 small Mozzarella Balls
¾ cup Italian Dressing
Combine the mozzarella balls and olives in an airtight container or bag with the Italian dressing.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight for best flavor.
To assemble, place a Mezzetta Olive on the toothpick. Then fold two slices of salami in half, then fold again and thread onto a toothpick. Add a mozzarella ball at the end.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 20 Delicious Appetizers
Now on to the exciting news! Mezzetta is in the holiday giving spirit. Mezzetta is providing a few lucky readers with some wonderful gifts with their Holiday Memories Sweepstakes! Prizes include:
- Grand Prize (1) – Instant Print Digital Camera plus a Ultimate Olive Lover’s Gift Basket including Mezzetta Olives, Olive Spoon, Cutting Board, Olive Bowl, Cocktail Napkins and Recipe Card.
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- Details: Entry: First Name, Last Name and Email Address.Expires: December 31.2015 Winners Chosen at Random and notified and receive the prize within 2 weeks!