Antipasto in a Jar


  • Mozzarella balls: a dozen or so mini balls
  • 8 ozs cheddar cheese cubes
  • 1 bell pepper, chunked up
  • 4 oz small whole mushrooms, or large ones sliced
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • Handful of shredded or sliced carrots
  • 1 cup olives
  • Couple celery ribs, sliced into 1/2" pieces
  • Diced proscuitto, pepperoni sticks, salami, etc.
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes or 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • Italian seasoning to taste, start with 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Several splashes of red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil to cover


  1. Mix cheese, vegetables and proscuitto together.
  2. Sprinkle on herbs and spices. Stir well. Add just enough oil to cover ingredients.
  3. Mix well and taste. Adjust seasonings.
  4. When ready to give, pour into pretty jar, and add more oil to cover if necessary.
  5. Make up the gift and give within a day, and note on the gift tag that the antipasto should be kept in the refrigerator.