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Warm Antipasto Platter Pasta

Need ideas for an antipasto platter? Why not serve warm antipasto pasta platter with a fragrant balsamic basil sauce, mozzarella, and tomatoes? 

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword antipasto platter with pasta, pasta with antipasto, warm antipasto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 438 kcal
Author Mahy

Ingredients

  • 1 box chickapea pasta (any shape you prefer)

Sweet Basil Balsamic Sauce:

  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves 6 g
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves 5 g
  • 1 tablespoon capers 9 g
  • 2 teaspoons honey 20 g
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar 80 ml
  • pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 20 g
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste ( or 2 anchovy fillets)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 70 ml
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper (more or less to taste)

Antipasto Toppings: (any or all )

  • 1 cup packed watercress leaves 40 g
  • 1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes 170 g
  • 1/2 cup marinated mushrooms 80 g
  • 1/3 cup grilled artichokes 50 g
  • 1 cup bocconcini cheese 180 g
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shavings 30 g
  • 1/4 cup marinated sweet mini peppers 30 g
  • 1/4 cup marinated olives 40 g
  • 1/2 cup sliced salami and or prosciutto 100 g

Instructions

  1. Cook the chickapea pasta in salted boiling water till al-dente.
  2. In the meantime, use your food processor or blender to make the sweet balsamic sauce. Add all the ingredients and blend till smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  3. Toss the hot cooked chickapea pasta with half of the balsamic sauce and toss in your favorite toppings. OR you can serve the toppings separately and the pasta separately like in an antipasto bar and have everyone assemble their pasta platter to their taste.
  4. Keep the extra sauce on the side for drizzling over the toppings once you’ve assembled the antipasto platter pasta! Enjoy warm or cold :)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Warm Antipasto Platter Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 483mg 20%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 18.8%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.