No Cook Cold Antipasto Platter for Summer

No cooking required! I love this easy Italian cold antipasto platter for summer's evenings when I want something simple for dinner. Great for two and can scale up for a crowd.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon


  • 2-3 sliced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 8 oz burrata or mozzarella
  • 8 oz sliced cured meats, such as salami or proscuitto
  • 1 cup marinated olives
  • sliced crusty bread
  • 2 cups fruits, such as peaches, melon, or berries
  • olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • stuffed red peppers

Marinated Butter Beans

  • 1 14 oz can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • kosher salt, to taste


  1. Arrange the tomatoes, meats, cheeses, olives, fruit, bread, and any other items you have chosen on a large platter. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.

Marinated Butter Beans

  1. These are best made the night before so they have time to marinate. Put the butter beans in a sealable container. Mix together the marinade ingredients. Pour the the marinade over the beans. Toss to combine and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

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