Sunday, 25 October 2015

Homemade Antipasto

Antipasto means "before the meal" and is the traditional first 
course of a formal Italian meal.

If you haven't already tried Antipasto, please do.  It is delicious!  I simply serve it with crackers.

This is a recipe that my sister, Charlotte, gave me about 12 years ago.  


1 tin mushrooms
½ lb cauliflower
1 cup pickled onions
2 cups dill pickles
1 small can of green beans (finely chopped)
1 each green and red pepper
1 cup stuffed green olives(finely chopped)
1 tin flaked white tuna (drained well)
2 cups ketchup
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white vinegar
Place olive oil, ketchup and vinegar into large pot.  
Set aside the tuna, green beans olives.
Prepare all remaining ingredients by pulsing in food processor to a pea-size texture.
Place all chopped ingredients in pot with liquids and stir well. 
Slowly bring to a boil, then simmer and stir for ten minutes. 
Remove from heat and immediately stir in tuna, beans and olives
Spoon into sterilized jars and seal.



The first time I made it, the task was monumental, as I didn't have a food processor 
and had to finely chop all the ingredients.  

 Now I just toss it all in the food processor and pulse a few time, and voila!

This stuff smells amazing as it is cooking.

and looks quite lovely on the shelf in my pantry 

If you have a different recipe for antipasto, or if you try this one, let me know.  

Have a great week!



  1. Kathleen, try it raw with any fresh vegetables, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Chop it coarsely and leave to stand for a couple of days or an hour if you are rushed. A much fresher taste I think you will find. If you must have fish or meat in it try using smoked cured pork, prosciutto but that is for the wealthy or smoked fish. For herbs try fresh oregano and a few pepper corns crunched up. Ketchup is disgusting stuff so avoid it if I am invited after this comment.

  2. Ha ha--thanks for your input. I'll have to try your method!!!

    I love balsamic----could literally drink it from the bottle---use it as a salad dressing often.

    By the way, you are cordially invited back!!!

    1. It is just a starter so quick and easy is what I do. Canned stuff I never eat but every three years I'll have a Big Mac and wished I hadn't.
      Not crackers but unleavened bread goes well with it and a bottle of posh olive oil on the table instead of spread.
      Check this lady out. She is a failure for me but I can't charm them all. she is a super cook.
      Pop a good word in for me. She is a bit Italian but I do fancy her.

    2. Why do yo have this crazy font enabled? I'm new here but find it a bit silly. Let me know cos I can hardly read what you sday sorrd waot yo sad.

  3. Antipasto isn't a big hit in our home, but I'm sure you do a great job with it.

  4. I actually have never made it before! It sounds like something everyone in our family would like. Thank you for the recipe Kathleen!

  5. I actually have never made it before! It sounds like something everyone in our family would like. Thank you for the recipe Kathleen!