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 (ăn′tĭ-păs′tō, -än′tē-päs′-)
n. pl. an·ti·pas·tos or an·ti·pas·ti (-tē)
An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables.

[Italian : anti-, before (from Latin ante-; see ante-) + pasto, food (from Latin pāstus, past participle of pāscere, to feed; see pā- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˌæntɪˈpɑːstəʊ; -ˈpæs-)
n, pl -tos
(Cookery) a course of hors d'oeuvres in an Italian meal
[Italian: before food]


(ˌæn tɪˈpɑ stoʊ, -ˈpæs toʊ, ˌɑn tiˈpɑ-)

n., pl. -pas•tos, -pas•ti (-ˈpɑ sti, -ˈpæs ti)
an appetizer course in an Italian meal, often consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, and salami.
[1580–90; < Italian, =anti- (< Latin ante- ante-) + pasto food < Latin pāstus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipasto - a course of appetizers in an Italian mealantipasto - a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
appetiser, appetizer, starter - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)


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The tables seat six to eight diners, who will be able to choose from dishes such as antipasto primo - with oven baked brie and vegetable crudites - and antipasto di mare, with beer battered fish goujons, whole tail scampi and black pepper and lemon oysters.
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INGREDIENTS 250g pack fresh cheese tortelloni 200g pack passata 50g semi-dried tomatoes, drained 240g pack mixed antipasto, drained (we like Merchant Gourmet Sunblush Antipasto, available from Waitrose and Ocado) 8 mini mozzarella balls Olive oil to drizzle Parmesan to serve METHOD 1.
Also new are its Tuscan Antipasto Party Platter, containing the aforementioned stuffed Sweety Pepps as well as olive shooters filled with sundried tomatoes, pepper shooters stuffed with prosciutto and provolone, green olives with Sicilian spices, and panini rolls.
I had antipasto -a plate of delicious hams, salami, roasted vegetables and cheese; while my companion had mussels marinara, which were perfectly cooked in a wine and cream sauce.
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These are ideal as an accompaniment, antipasto, tapas, stuffed, topping or as a pasta condiment etc.
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The antipasto dishes contained all sorts of little treats, from artichokes in olive oil and roasted peppers with pesto to mozzarella and oven-roasted tomatoes.