Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer is a salad on top of toasted garlic bread.

Here is another appetizer I serve to guests instead of making a huge salad this antipasto appetizer.

These always are a huge hit! Of course, you can add your favorites toppings to any toasted piece garlic bread but this is super tasty! All I can say is you just can't eat one.

Just put a tray of garlic bread out and build your platter with whatever you like, I give some tips below and suggestions.

Make and adapt the tray to what your family loves and spend the day not cooking, they will love these finger sandwiches!

Scroll down for some ideas and it's a printable recipe card.

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Antipasto Platters

Growing up in an Italian household, mom would make lots of Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizers. There would be platters of genoa salami, mortadella, soppressata, all kinds of olives, cheeses, hot peppers and of course hard crusty Italian bread.

I really love this kind of  Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer,  because it's all in one any way you want to make it. It is dressed with a little of everything on it.

The olive oil drizzled over the antipasto is what enhances the flavors. You can drizzle a good grade of balsamic vinegar on it. That's how I like it.

Of course, you can add whatever you like to this.

Mom loved her dried oregano, fresh basil, fresh parsley chopped garlic all from the garden my dad grew in our yard in Utica, New York.

We lived in an all Italian neighborhood. The neighbors shared many of their crops together and all had some kind of garden or fruit trees.

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Fun Times

It was always a fun time to live in the 1960s.

Everyone shared, loved good conversation and shared great food.

Now that everyone is gone, I try and recreate those moments in time and of course keep the memory alive in the kitchen.

Sunday is always a day of feasting on Italian traditions.

This is just one of them I started along the way.

I love the ideas on a tray when we have company.

That's why I put a little of everything on that tray.

They can build their own or I will have them all stacked and ready.

Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar right before serving.

These are quite filling with all the meat on them.

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

If you decide you want to try a great bruschetta, I would start here.

This is so easy to throw together and you won't have leftovers. It's a great little starter before dinner.

Don't forget the Chianti. It's always a nice treat to have that little bit of Italian vino with this appetizer.

Dad always kept a bottle on hand.

Sunday was always the dad he would have his vino with appetizers.

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

Yield: 1
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 20 M
This is an antipasto on top of garlic bread toasted and drizzled with olive oil.


Get an assortment of whatever you like here are some examples below:
  • Balsamic Vinegar a good grade aged or Red wine vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Romaine (or another kind of lettuce)
  • Roma Tomatoes Sliced
  • Black Sliced Olives
  • Genoa Salami, Mortadella, Capicola or any other meats you prefer
  • Fresh Mozzarella Slices and Sharp Provolone
  • Zucchini Sliced Thin or cucumbers
  • Dried Basil, Oregano, Parsley
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
  • Garlic minced or powder
  • Parmesan and Romano grated cheese
  • French Bread or Baguette Bread sliced into 2 inch thick pieces


How to cook Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe

  1. Cut thick slices of bread at least 2 inches thick. 
  2. Brush with olive oil and add minced garlic. Toast until browned around the edges and crispy on a hot 420-degree oven. 
  3. It doesn't take long so watch them, about 10 minutes. Layer first with lettuce, zucchini, salami, cheeses, tomato, ending with olives. 
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with spices of choice you like, salt, pepper. Serve with a garnish of grated cheese.
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Bruschetta Antipasto Appetizer Recipe


  1. What a tasty and delicious bruschetta :) I love it. Bye, have a great day

  2. That's quite a creation Claudia - I can taste it from here.

  3. That could double up as a sandwich - looks so awesomely overflowing.

  4. 3 Yummms up. This looks fantastic. I gotta try this one.

  5. From one breadaholic to another, these look amazing. Wish I had one right now.

  6. This sandwich looks delicious. I'm a bread aholic, too. Just found your blog on Google+. Well done

  7. This sandwich looks delicious. I'm a bread aholic, too. Just found your blog on Google+. Well done

  8. Ha un aspetto meraviglioso!!! Complimenti!!!

  9. Ah, how I love bread. Only it loves my hips too much! lol. But this does look yummy

  10. I left a comment on your awesome bruschetta, don't know if it went through!

  11. So many delicious ingredients! Something for everyone!!


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