A decent Italian meal must start with an antipasto but that doesn't mean just popping cured meats and olives on a plate from packets and jars. This alternative ("diverso") antipasto just takes a tiny little bit more effort but looks far more impressive. There is just a single piece of cooking - 5 minutes tops! The three elements are married up with a universal dressing of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I tested out the OXO Good Grips Herb Mincer in this recipe. Although I normally get on fine with just a knife, the mincer did zap through the chopping in quick time and would be handy for recipes that use a lot of herbs (my ricotta herb ravioli for the whole family? I'm looking at you!). As always the ergonomics of OXO products has been carefully deigned, it was comfortable to hold and I loved the flat nose to push down and pile the herbs with. It also completely opens up so washing is an absolute breeze.
Also thanks to Filippo Berio for supplying the Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar - they were ideal for this recipe and great examples of affordable products for everyday. Very impressed with the taste of them both.