Antipasto Cups are low-carb, flavorful, and satisfying appetizers that are perfect for any occasion. These cups are made with a variety of antipasto ingredients and can be customized to suit any taste preference. Whether you're following a low-carb diet or simply looking for a healthier appetizer option, antipasto cups are a great choice.
Antipasto is a traditional Italian appetizer that typically includes a variety of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and vegetables. While the exact origins of antipasto are unclear, it's believed to have originated in Italy during the medieval period as a way to stimulate the appetite before a meal.
Antipasto cups are a modern twist on this classic dish. While the concept of antipasto cups is relatively new, the idea of serving antipasto ingredients in individual portions is not. For many years, antipasto platters have been a staple at parties and gatherings.
The idea of serving antipasto in cups or containers is believed to have originated in the United States. Antipasto cups became popular in the 2000s as a way to create a more elegant and convenient presentation of the traditional antipasto platter. By serving antipasto in cups, hosts could ensure that each guest received a portion of all the different ingredients, without the need for a large platter.
Today, antipasto cups are a popular appetizer option at parties and gatherings. They're versatile, easy to make, and can be customized to suit any taste preference. From classic antipasto ingredients like salami and cheese to more unique combinations like shrimp and avocado, antipasto cups are a delicious and satisfying appetizer option.
Here are some of the benefits of Antipasto Cups:
- Low-carb: Antipasto cups are a low-carb appetizer option that's perfect for those who are watching their carb intake. These cups are typically made with vegetables, meats, and cheeses, all of which are low in carbohydrates. By replacing high-carb ingredients such as bread or crackers with vegetables, antipasto cups can help you stick to your low-carb diet goals.
- High in protein: Antipasto cups are also high in protein, which can help you feel full and satisfied for longer. This can be especially helpful if you're trying to lose weight, as protein can help reduce overall calorie intake and promote feelings of fullness. Ingredients such as cheese, meats, and nuts are all great sources of protein.
- Customizable: Antipasto cups are highly customizable, which means you can create a variety of different flavor combinations. You can use your favorite vegetables, meats, and cheeses to create your perfect antipasto cup. This makes antipasto cups a great option for picky eaters or those with dietary restrictions.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
- 12 large slices of salami (4 oz or 112 g)
- 36 slices of black olives (2 oz or 54 g)
- 20 cherry or grape tomatoes (12 oz or 340 g), halved
- 1 avocado (7 oz or 200 g), cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) of cashew cheese or cashew butter
- 6 fresh basil leaves, sliced
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Place each slice of salami into a muffin cup and press down gently. Bake for 10 minutes until crispy. Remove the salami from the oven and let cool.
- In a small bowl, combine the sliced black olives, cherry or grape tomatoes, and avocado to make the filling.
- Once the salami is cooled, add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of cashew cheese or cashew butter to the bottom of each cup and spread slightly. Divide the filling evenly into each cup, pressing the ingredients gently into the cashew cheese or cashew butter in order for the filling to remain in the cups. Top each cup with the sliced basil leaves.
Nutrition: (Estimated and based on per-serving amounts.)
- Calories: 98
- Fat: 8 g
- Total Carbs: 4 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 1 g
- Net Carbs: 2 g
- Protein: 3 g