Antipasto Salad Cups

A time-honored Italian tradition in our home and at many formal Italian meals is to serve an antipasto platter. We have one for nearly every get-together we have.

Now if you aren’t Italian, or maybe even if you are, the antipasto platter really isn’t much of a traditional salad.

Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, sopressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadews and artichokes. The best way to eat salad with your fingers!


 

Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, soppressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadew peppers, and artichokes. The best way to eat a salad with your fingers!

Instead of a bed of leafy greens, think more of a flavor-packed pile of cured meats studded with peppers and the occasional pickled vegetable. It is absolutely delicious and 100% addictive! Fair warning, you can easily fill up on this before the main event.

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Antipasto literally means “before the pasta.” That said it isn’t always served with pasta. Kind of goes in line with the idea that isn’t really a salad. But sometimes it is even served in the salad, like my Antipasto Pasta Salad.

And in our home, the leafy green salad complete with a Garlic Balsamic Dressing or Creamy Italian, actually comes after the main course and before dessert, presumably Tiramisu. That is just how you do it!

Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, sopressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadews and artichokes. The best way to eat salad with your fingers!

While I love the traditions we have at home, there comes a time or a day where you decide to try something new. This happened to me recently.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the cherished array of cured meats and veggies just fine but, I wanted to find a new way to present and eat our antipasto salad.

The chance presented itself after hubby came home with Puff Pastry Shells instead of Puff Pastry Sheets (for Citrus Sausage Tartlets).

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This minor mishap sparked an idea and I was determined to use them one way or another. I had to use them and came up this idea. Why not stuff these flaky and tender pastry cups with the antipasto.

I would like to pat myself on the back for this one, but the real thanks goes to hubs.

Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, sopressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadews and artichokes. The best way to eat salad with your fingers! #nocookappetizers #antipastosalad www.savoryexperiments.com

I call this recipe Antipasto Salad Cups, but the truth is that the vessels you are looking for in the frozen food aisle are actually “shells”.

If you buy cups, great, they are much smaller and bite-sized, perfect for things like Chocolate Mousse, but not big enough to fill with a good array of chopped antipasto.

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The items in the recipe are what we typically have for our antipasto platter, but the truth of the matter is, you can mix and match however you see fit. I know folks who throw whole or sliced black olives into the mix.

Chopped sun-dried tomatoes marinated in olive oil could be a fun addition too.

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Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, sopressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadews and artichokes. The best way to eat salad with your fingers! #nocookappetizers #antipastosalad www.savoryexperiments.com
Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, sopressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadews and artichokes. The best way to eat salad with your fingers!

Antipasto Salad Cups

5 from 1 vote
Antipasto Salad Cups are made of chopped salami, prosciutto, sopressata, mozzarella cheese, peppadews and artichokes. The best way to eat salad with your fingers!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare frozen puff pastry shells according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Spoon mixture into each cup.
  • Enjoy your Antipasto Salad Cups!

Nutrition

Calories: 341 kcal, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 24 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 471 mg, Potassium: 77 mg, Vitamin A: 115 IU, Vitamin C: 1.7 mg, Calcium: 33 mg, Iron: 1.5 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 341
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: antipasto recipe, recipes with puff pastry
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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