I'm going to a ciccheti party this evening -- Italian tapas. We're all bringing a dish or two and I'd love to bring something that had a few in-season ingredients (which, around here, is not too much yet. Headed to the market -- I may find all manner of greens, perhaps asparagus, some 'shrooms) but at the very least I'd like to avoid things that are flagrantly out of season (like tomatoes). Any ideas?
Olives (do your own)
Mediterranean tapanade (chopped olives, capers, tomatoes, basil, etc)
Sounds like fun and
Grilled vegetables -- peppers, zucchini, asparagus, then marinated in some olive oil, a bit of white Balsamic, garlic & herbs.
Fegato -- homemade chicken liver paté served with crostini
blanched asparagus wrapped in prosciutto.
raddicchio leaves, stuffed with italian style tuna salad
white bean or chickpea spread on toasts