Antipasto Skewers

Oct 25

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At our recent housewarming party (hosted in collaboration with the fine folks at Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza), I wanted to create a couple of great party appetizers to serve our guests. These antipasto skewers were a major hit! I loaded them up with mozzarella, roasted peppers, salami and olives, but you can alter them to suit your personal taste.

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

For sure I made sure to make myself a few without meat, being the vegetarian that I am! Play with different kinds of meats and olives, swap out the mozzarella for burrata. The possibilities and flavor combinations are endless! Rounding out the menu? These zucchini veggie balls and a delicious cocktail I like to call pumpkin ale spiked cider.

Antipasto Skewers Party Appetizers Recipe | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers Party Appetizers Recipe | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers Party Appetizers Recipe | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers Party Appetizers Recipe | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

Antipasto Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining ideas, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

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Antipasto Skewers
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 24 mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 24 olives
  • 12 slices of salami, cut in half
  • 24 small basil leaves
  • 2 roasted peppers (or 1 jar)
  • 1 jar artichoke hearts
  • ½ pound fresh tortellini, cooked
  • Bamboo skewers
Instructions
  1. Using 3″ bamboo skewers or similar, layer your ingredients starting with the mozzarella balls, then the roasted peppers (I used a mix of red, yellow and orange), tortellini, basil, artichoke heart, salami and olives.
  2. I opted to pick up mozzarella and olives that were already marinated and seasoned, but I would suggest tossing yours in a bit of olive oil with a pinch of Italian seasoning if you can’t find those that are already pre-seasoned.
  3. I also roasted my own peppers, but you can easily pick up a jar to make things simpler.
  4. Line a tray with your finished skewers and refrigerate until serving.
  5. Make them the night or the morning before and keep chilled. (Leftovers will keep for a few days!)
  6. Plan for 2 - 3 per person.

[Art direction + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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23 thoughts on “Antipasto Skewers”

  1. I know these are going to be a huge hit!! The only problem I see is trying to make them quick enough so that my kids don’t eat all the salami and mozzarella before I can get them on the skewers, haha!

    1. Hahaha totally a real problem, Jen! Only it’s usually myself I have to worry about as I’m making them ;-)

  2. Tortellini — can it be cooked ahead of time and saved in the fridge to be served with the other chilled ingredients? or does it need to be made just prior to assembling the skewers?
    (Novice cook here. Never even had tortellini but at least I do know it’s a pasta.😏)

    1. Hi Joni! You definitely could cook them in advance, no problem at all. Another option – many grocery stores have “fresh” tortellini that cooks in just 3 – 4 minutes! Also super quick and easy. I hope this helps!

  3. Love this! If making ahead how do you prevent the basil from turning black? Any time I’ve worked with basil in the past it tends to turn brown after a few hours. I’ve been asked to make these for a party next week and I’m nervous about the basil!

    1. Fresh basil should keep 3-4 days in the fridge as long as you are using something air tight. Make sure to trim the steams too.

  4. In the photons it appears the skewers have an herb dressing on them but I don’t see that in the list of ingredients or the direct.

    1. Hey Marcia,

      She brought olives and mozzarella balls that where pre-seasoned. If you can’t fined them pre-seasoned. Use some olive olive and Italian Seasoning and toss your olives and mozzarella balls in it

    2. Hi Marcia! As Amanda mentioned above, I did get the pre-seasoned kind for simplicity’s sake here, but a drizzle of olive oil and Italian seasoning (or things like oregano, parsley, minced garlic, etc.) would do the same thing!

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