antipasto with tuna and pickled vegetables in tomato sauce
Appetizers, Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Seafood

Calabrese Antipasto and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Nothing says Thanksgiving to me more than Antipasto and Pate. Huh?

When you party with the Lalanne clan it is pretty easy to figure out the Pate part and our family recipe is oh so easy to make and delicious too. But the Antipasto, well I have to admit, I have no idea where the recipe came from originally. I don’t think it was from the Italian side of my family. It has always been served on the French side with the salad course at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Go figure.

A little research tells me this is technically a Calabrese Antipasto. Most recipes call for cauliflower and carrots, but our version has never had any fresh stuff in it. It also doesn’t need any cooking, just dump everything together and chill before serving.

It is traditionally served “before pasta”, but as I said above we have it with the salad course before the turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas.  It would also make a good appetizer on some crackers or crostini. Or just eat it straight out of the bowl like I do, ooops, uh, strike that last comment.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as well as all of the delicious ones from the other bloggers in the Tasty Tuesdays Link Up at the bottom of the page and the delicious Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert recipes on the Ultimate Cookie and Goodie Virtual Party (plus CASH GIVEAWAY)! THe Ultimate Cookie and Goodies Virtual Party


Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Salad and Vegetables, Side Dish
Region Italian
Antipasto is traditionally served before pasta, but this makes a delicious appetizer or side dish as well.


  • 2 cans solid tuna packed in water (6.5 ounce size)
  • 1 can small pitted ripe olives (6 ounce size)
  • 1 jar cocktail onions (8 ounce size)
  • 1 jar green olives stuffed with pimento (5 ounce size)
  • 1 jar tiny sour or dill pickles (6 ounce size)
  • 1 jar sweet midget pickles (6 ounce size)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounce size)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • pepper to taste


Drain liquid from tuna, olives, onions and pickles. Flake tuna slightly with a fork. Cut pickles in ½ inch pieces.
Mix all ingredients. Chill several hours or overnight. Keeps for a week to 10 days in the refrigerator.


This month Sydney from Tastefully Frugal and Audrey from That Recipe are the co-hosts of this party!

cohost of Tasty Tuesdays

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Until next time, happy eating.

2 thoughts on “Calabrese Antipasto and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up”

  1. G’day Thx for hosting this great party! Hope you and your friends will look forward to saying G’day at our #SayGdayParty starting Saturday our time! Cheers! Joanne @What’s On The List
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