posted on: Saturday, April 11, 2009

I tend to eat small meals all day long. Joys of pregnancy. We made two antipastos yesterday, Pan Bagna with Green sauce and Eggplant salad with Basil and Lemon. They go perfect on hard crust french bread.

Pan Bagna with Green Sauce

  • 4 firm ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized avocado
  • 1 medium sized cucumber
  • 6 ounces of crumbled feta cheese
  • 16-20 large basil leaves
  • green sauce
  1. Halve, core, seed and coarsely chop tomatoes
  2. Halve, pit, and peel avocado and cut into 1/2 inch chunks.
  3. Peel and slice cucumber.
  4. Add feta into a large bowl. Add the vegetables to feta. Add green and sauce chopped basil and toss gently.
Green Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 5 Kalamata olives (my favorite...yum!!!)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme and mint
  • 1 medium size clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  1. drain capers in strainer and chop finely.
  2. Drain and pit olives and chop coarsely.
  3. Finely chop walnuts
  4. Combine capers, olives, walnuts, parsely and other herbs, garlic, oil and vinegar in small bowl and stir until well blended.


  1. These would be a wonderful snack, I am also one who eats small meals throughout the day--it's the way to be healthy too :)!

  2. I love anti-pasto anything. My mom used to make a REALLY YUMMY antipasto salad with homemade vinegarette. mmmm... feeling a blog post coming....


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