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GF Grilled Antipasto Platter

So, if you’re like me, you must be craving italian!  Last weekend, I had some good friends over and I not only wanted something healthy and delicious, but a dish that would impress my friends at the same time! So, I prepared this antipasto appetizer dish and it was delicious!

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Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

Dressing:

6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

¼ Teaspoon salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

Vegetables:

3 plum tomatoes, sliced

2 Red bell peppers, halved and seeded

2 yellow bell peppers, halfed and seeded

2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2 –inch thick slices

1 red onion, cut into ½-inch thick slices

1 eggplant, cut crosswise into ½-inch thick slices

Other garnishes for the platter:

*¼ pound genoa salami

*¼ pound Bianco D’Oro Dry Salami

Any Italian cheeses such as parmesan or mozzarella to accompany the meat

Mixture of olives

Capers and basil for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  • Prepare the grill to medium-high heat.
  • In the meantime, prepare the dressing by combining the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  • To prepare vegetables, brush ¼ cup dressing evenly over the sliced tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions and eggplant.
  • Place vegetables in a grill rack brushed with oil to prevent sticking.  Grill 5 minutes on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange vegetables on a platter and brush with the remaining dressing.
  • Arrange the meats, cheeses and vegetables on the platter and  sprinkle with basil, capers, and olives.

 

** Try to avoid meats that contain sodium nitrate/sodium nitrites, if possible. This common preservative has been linked to various types of cancer.

**Also, if you are looking for a gluten free sausage alternatives, Boars Head has gluten free choices, but their sausages are not Nitrite/Nitrate free. If you so desire nitrate/nitrate free alternatives, try your local health food store.

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