When entertaining, many people opt for an antipasto approach as it is meant to stimulate the appetite before digging into the main meal. When it’s done right, an antipasto will bring a relaxed spirit and friendly, casual conversation to your meal. In reality, it is really that. Antipasto, which literally means “before the meal,” is one of those italian contributions to meals and similar to French hors d’oeuvres or Spanish tapas, it’s a beloved combination of small bites of tasty food, usually accompanied by wine.
The antipasto ranges from a variety in foods from roasted garlic, cured meats, olives, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts to various cheeses. Now-a-days antipasto ranges from various raw vegetable salads to meats as per the eating habits and needs of friends and family members.
If antipasto includes raw vegetable salad, ranging from carrots, cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower – or any eatable vegetable for that matter – then it proves to benefit the health as well. Antipasto will provide a new taste and introduce new traditional treats in a meal. But the real point of having antipasto is really to enjoy the meal with the company of friends and family members sparing some time from the hectic schedules of our lives.