"Five-Minute Party Starter" Antipasto Platter

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves as much or as little as you want!
Italian meats prosciutto, sopressata, bresaola, salami. "Basically anything that ends with an 'O,' an 'A' or an 'I'"
Cheese Rachael's favorites include Robiola, Provolone and Boursin. She adds a little flair to the Boursin by topping it with store-bought pesto and strips of sun-dried tomatoes.
Bread or Celery Sticks Put the bread or celery sticks in fun glasses; it's best if you can find ones that are taller with a larger mouth like water glasses. This will give some height to your snacking platter.
Mixed Nuts - A glass that has a small mouth, like a brandy snifter, is perfect for nuts! Instead of digging through a bowl that everyones got their hands in, guests will have to pour the nuts into their hand because of the small opening.
Olives - Rocks glasses work well to put olives in. Be sure to put out an empty dish for the pits!
Artichokes, peppers and tomatoes - Roasted and marinated veggies tend to have a bit of liquid in them so it's best to use a small bowl or dish for these. Not too big though, you dont want it to take to much room on the cutting board.

Assemble all ingredients on a large cutting board.