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!