Go to taste on the herbs and spices. Use your favorite veggies and cheeses, as well. A little more or less of any ingredient is OK. Serve with French bread or water crackers.
Fresh Mozzarella balls: a dozen or so mini balls
8 ozs or so cheddar cheese cubes or cheese of your choice
1 bell pepper, chunked up
4 oz small whole mushrooms, or large ones sliced
1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts
Handful of shredded or sliced carrots
1 jar favorite olives (make sure they're pitted, or indicated to the recipient that they have pits)
2 ribs celery sliced into 1/2” pieces
1 cup diced Prosciutto, pepperoni sticks, salami, etc.
1 teaspoon or so dry onion flakes or 2 tablespoons chopped onion
Italian seasoning to taste, start with 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (opt but good)
Several splashes of red wine vinegar
Olive oil to cover