Preparing Mouth Watering Cold Appetizers In Italian Style

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Which was the most recent Italian dish you tried? The most common answers will be pizza or pasta which is obvious because these are the two most popular dishes in Italy. However, there is a lot more to explore in the Italian cuisine section. Just think about something out of the box. How about trying some cold appetizers in your free time? Recipes of Italian style are simple yet impressive enough to serve in the parties. Cold appetizers made with authentic Italian cheese and meat products are amazing. Also, their preparation is easy and ingredients are mostly available in the kitchen. Even the beginner can execute a recipe perfectly because you don’t have to adjust eating levels while cooking. Take a look at some easy recipes to impress your guests. 

Goat cheese appetizer

If you are looking for something healthy and easy to prepare, this appetizer would be a perfect option. The goat milk cheese is highly nutritious. We are trying to prepare this cold Italian appetizer with minimum possible ingredients. Take a look at the list and arrange whatever is not available in your kitchen. 


  1. Goat cheese (12 ounces)
  2. Diced and drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (1 cup)
  3. Chopped black olives (1 cup)
  4. Halved garlic (3 cloves)
  5. Freshly chopped basil (4 tablespoons)
  6. Olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  7. Freshly chopped Rosemary (2 tablespoons)
  8. Slice the French bread (1loaf)

Directions to prepare:

Total time:-6.5 hours

Total servings:- 10

Approximate calories:- 200

  1. put your goat cheese on the chopping board and slice it in 1-inch pieces. Place all these pieces in a single layer. 
  2. Spread Sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, black olives, chopped Rosemary and basil over the cheese slices. 
  3. Insert toothpicks in the garlic cloves and place them between the mixture of salad separately.
  4. Put this mixture in the refrigerator to marinate for the next 6 hours. The garlic flavor will be perfectly spread all over the salad. Your salad is ready to serve with sliced French bread.

Cold chicken pasta salad

Pasta is one of the dishes that taste great whether served hot or cold. Just follow the recipe according to your preference. This recipe is specifically recommended to the people who love dry fruits in their appetizers. Gather the ingredients as we are mentioning below. 


  • Bowtie pasta 3 cups
  • Bottled coleslaw dressing (16 ounces)
  • Cubed cooked chicken (4 cups)
  • Thinly sliced celery (2 cups) 
  • Halved seedless green grapes (1 ½ cup)
  • Halved seedless red grapes (1 ½ cup)
  • Drained and quartered water chestnuts (5 ounces)
  • Cashews (2 cups)
  • Dried cranberries (2 cups)
  • Thinly sliced green onions (½ cup)
  • Salad dressing cream (½ cup)
  • Mayonnaise sauce (½ cup)

Directions to prepare:

Total time:- 2 hours 45 minutes

Total servings:- 6 

Approximate calories:- 900

  1. Read the instructions on the packet of pasta to add water quantity. In the boiling water, add your bowtie pasta and cook it for around 10 minutes. Don’t forget to sprinkle a few pinches of salt while boiling. Once it is cooked, drain hot water and rinse with cold water. Keep it aside and go with the next step. 
  2. Take a medium-sized bowl and whisk. Mix mayonnaise sauce, salad dressing cream and coleslaw dressing to whisk them thoroughly. 
  3. Take another large bowl and mix the rest of the ingredients including red grapes, green grapes, water chestnuts, celery, green onions, and pasta. Stir all ingredients with Italian cold cuts chicken until they perfectly mix together. 
  4. Allow this salad to marinate in the refrigerator for the next 2 hours. Sprinkle cashews and cranberries over it and serve. 

You also try salami cold cuts in the recipe. Cook them properly in olive oil before mixing with other salad ingredients. 

The first recipe is meant for health-conscious people whereas the second one is for satisfying your appetite. Make sure that you are serving the cold appetizer instantly after taking them out of the refrigerator. Not only for parties but such kind of recipes are also suitable for packing lunch. Cold recipes require the least possible efforts. All you need is to wait for long hours to allow them to marinate perfectly.  perfectly.