Enjoy our version of a good Mediterranean aperitivo with 100% organic ingredients
Dinner time and habits are different in Europe, but it is quite common to find similarities when it comes to the aperitivo.
In the Mediterranean area, the aperitivo usually takes place between 6 and 8 pm and includes diverse sorts of food served with drinks such as beer, wine, or the famous spritz Cocktail.
There are many different options for a good aperitivo: organicity suggests a strictly organic version, including products from our network like bread, pestos, cheeses, and cured meats: a perfect balance between carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and… good vibes!
Preparation time: 15 min
Ingredients for 6 persons:
- 200 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
- 200 g pecorino cheese
- 200 g cured ham
- 200 g Pork Frankfurter
- 100 g basil pesto
- 100 g olives or olive pesto
- 100 g sun-dried tomatoes
- 500 g cherry tomatoes
- 800 g whole grain bread/ gluten-free
- Mini crackers
For the dressing:
- Fresh garlic and basil
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Crushed red pepper and oregano
- A pinch of salt
- A bottle of organic prosecco
We suggest you choose organic ingredients, not only for the meat but also for the vegetables of this roast beef.
This recipe becomes special if it is realized with organic ingredients and it is perfect for every season, so you can shift to the vegetables you preferred according to the season and the best offer of your favorite farmers’ market.
This dish is fresh and easy to share with friends, during its preparation and tasting we suggest to play some
Preparation of the aperitivo, organic style
Dice your cherry tomatoes, add salt, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and basil.
Mix gently and let your tomato dices rest while preparing the bruschetta. Cut your whole-grain bread in 1 cm thick slices and toast them for 5 minutes. Take six slices and slightly rub the garlic on both sides.
You can add a gluten-free option by using mini crackers with rosemary flavor. Dress your bruschetta with the tasty juice formed at the bottom of the plate of your tomato salad, then add the tomato dices. Place your sliced ham in a plate with the Parmigiano Reggiano: usually, this ancient cheese decides how to be cut (in flakes, diced or sliced) by itself. Once you’ve done it, drop some balsamic vinegar on it.
Slice the pork frankfurter on a wood cutting board and serve it just like that.
Remove your basil pesto and sun-dried tomatoes from their small jars and place them in two small bowls along with two spoons. Do not forget to serve the rest of your bruschetta, in order to let everyone, choose the best combination with the other ingredients.
Also, do not forget the most important ingredients: your friends or relatives and… a glass of wine, perhaps a sparkling organic Prosecco – but also a handcrafted beer will do. Nonalcoholic drinks are obviously allowed, though not so common.
However, aperitivo is the easiest and funniest way to have food saying: “Welcome to my house, mate”!
Last but definitely not least, the best advice to prepare your aperitivo is to be creative: just use what you have in your fridge, prefer seasonal vegetables, and combine the best organic products from the Organicity network.