Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

A fun party platter, enjoy this delicious, fancy Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe, filled with delicious fresh foods, meats, cheeses, and olives!

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Friends, are you hosting this weekend for Memorial Day? Enjoy this delicious, fancy Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe for your guests to enjoy!

With summer here, you don’t have to worry so much about ambience and setting the mood for a party, because nature is your friend!

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

It’s a good idea to create the ambience for your gathering before the guests arrive, which is what I always recommend, so you feel organized and ready for company(which is easy outside)! That way if you’re running a little behind, your guests will walk into a welcoming environment.

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

I’m so happy with the entertaining spaces in our cozy mountain home. We have the option of the front deck, and then the back at sunset. Sometimes it gets too hot at sunset, like at the little party we recently hosted.

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Even if the food isn’t done, I like to have an appetizer ready, and the space at least laid out and ready with plates, drinks, napkins, etc. It’s always nice when guests can help themselves, right?

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

This time we set out this Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe, super easy to make ahead of time, and super yummy to sit around with drinks to enjoy.

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

You’ll find yourselves munching (and crunching) on the partly cooked ramen (sooooo good!), with olives, meats, and other special foods.

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Sit for awhile and visit with your friends before you dive into the main dish. I cooked a baked Sausage Cheese Rigatoni ahead of time (warning: this recipe takes over an hour to make, but the flavors are out of this world), and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you soon.

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Don’t forget to turn on the music on! If you follow my Instagram stories (I had to show a friend recently how to do this, if you’re on Instagram. You look for the circles at the top of the screen, and click on those). I put a RED push pin where to look to follow stories on Instagram!

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

My husband and I have a different mix of our favorite music. He goes for more jazz on his playlist, and I like a traditional Eva Cassidy channel on Pandora, which is music like Alison Krause and Nora Jones.

Even if you don’t have everything done when guests arrive, I’ve found that they really love to jump in and help.

Save extra jobs like putting ice in the glasses and pouring water, or slicing the bread, or opening the wine and decanting, or even setting the table – people love to help!

Happy Memorial Day weekend and hopefully there’s NO reluctant entertaining! :)

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutess

Total Time: 15 minutes

For a dryer appetizer with a crunch, do not add the salad dressing. To toss like a salad, the dressing is optional.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. ramen noodles, any flavor, broken into large chunks
  • 1 13 oz. jar grilled artichoke hearts (DeLallo makes these, or you can use regular), drained (do not discard the liquid)
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese (balls or cut into small pieces)
  • 4-6 oz. of hard salami (or your favorite deli meats)
  • Small jar pickled green beans, drained
  • 1 cup mixed fresh olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Italian dressing (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the reserved artichoke liquid and ramen seasoning packet to a boil over high heat. Immediately add the ramen noodles, and place a lid on top. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 3 minutes (soft but still crunchy). Remove to cool.
  2. On a large platter, add the rest of the ingredients (minus the dressing), intermixing and making a pretty presentation. Mix in the cooled ramen noodles. Serve!
  3. Optional to drizzle with dressing and toss lightly, if you want to serve as a salad. Serve promptly or chill to serve cold.

More platter ideas: Olive, Meat, Cheese Board– so pretty [RE], American Flag Vegetable Tray [Living Locurto], Ultimate Italian Salad Platter [FoodieCrush], Ultimate Charcuterie Platter [Foodness Gracious].

Ramen Antipasto Salad Platter Recipe

3 comments

  1. There are string beans in the picture but none are mentioned in the recipe. Are the pickled beans or steamed?

  2. This platter is gorgeous, Sandy! I’m sure everyone loves this! xo

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