Roasted Veggies are the perfect addition to just about everything!
They’re festive, pretty, flavorful and delicious!
Plus, they are adaptable and always different based on taste, availability and the rest of the menu.
Since it’s served as part of an antipasto spread, we keep it simple with 5 different vegetables, and stick with a mix of veggies that work with well with the rest of the antipasto.
This colorful plate of roasted vegetables also happened to include everyone’s favorites: eggplant, zucchini and summer squash, mushrooms, tomatoes and radicchio (which no one loves except me but I love the spiciness of it and love the color it adds to the platter).
And I love that roasted veggies taste great freshly roasted or days later, warm or room temp.
For Christmas, I roast everything except the tomatoes, the day before (Christmas Eve) and bring it to room temperature before serving.
So it’s really low maintenance on Christmas Day so I can enjoy the day more!
Pro tip: I like to roast the tomatoes the day I serve them because they stay warm and super tasty! Plus they take only 10 minutes to roast so it’s not a lot of effort.
And you can plate them any way you like. I often use a round plate (like above) but last year I used an oval just to switch it up!
Plus if you have any fresh basil or parsley, remember to top the veggies with some!
The Antipasto Centerpiece Platter
The Antipasto course always includes a Centerpiece Platter which in our family includes:
Marinated Artichokes (jarred)
Roasted Peppers (fresh or jarred)
several types of Olives
sometimes sundried tomatoes
and sometimes anchovies (my husband is the only who loves them!).
With the exception of the peppers which we roasted but you could use jarred, everything is ready-made so it’s just plating.
Our antipasto spread also includes Caprese salad, which is just fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil.
I usually drizzle it with extra virgin olive oil too.
And my family loves a platter of Cured meats ( prosciutto, salami & provolone).
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