Start your party the casual, crowd-friendly way, and let guests help themselves to a variety of bites. No Southern appetizer board is complete without spicy-sweet pickled okra. Our new obsession: Wickles Wicked Okra (wicklespickles.com). We also recommend Olli Salumeria salami, slow-cured in Virginia and found in gourmet grocery stores across the South, but you can choose any of your favorite cured meats.
Makes 8 servings
8 ounces thinly sliced salami, prosciutto, or country ham
1 (16-oz.) jar sweet-hot pickled okra, chilled and drained
1 1/2 cups toasted salted pecans
1/4 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
Torn bread or crackers
Arrange all ingredients in small bowls on a large wooden board.
Total time includes pimiento cheese and peaches.