Antipasto Skewers: A Savory Twist

Antipasto Skewers: A Savory Twist
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If you need to twist things to a different level even without experience, then antipasto skewers is for you. For those who prefer to stick to the keto diet because of one reason or the other, this can be a good substitution. As you follow along, I’ll show you how easy this is, to assemble in no time.

Antipasto skewers consist of small pieces of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and other ingredients all skewered together on a stick. The possibilities for creating unique combinations are almost endless!

We all drool for some amazing meal with our families that is rich in protein and low carb. This is that perfect delicacy as it is also gluten-free. My keto diet meal plan can’t miss these antipasto sticks!

What are antipasto Skewers?

Basically, these are popular Italian appetizers that are made with a variety of fresh ingredients, such as mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, olives, and artichoke hearts.

The skewers also contain other ingredients that provide added flavor and nutrition, such as roasted red peppers, salami slices, and pepperoncini peppers.

savory antipasto skewers in a plate

The combination of these ingredients provides a unique flavor and an unforgettable presentation. Additionally, the combination of fresh ingredients provides a good source of Vitamin C and other essential vitamins and minerals. I have tried so many foods and I can say, these antipasto skewers are going to be worth your time folks!

ingredients you need to make antipasto skewers

Making this appetizer is just too easy. All you need for the Antipasto Skewers to kick start your quench for finer things are really easy to find. Let’s take a look.

  • Bocconcini cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Salami
  • Olives
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze, can be found in most grocery stores.
Bocconcini cheese and fomatoes

To assemble the skewers, start by threading the ingredients onto the skewer in any order you like. Once all of the ingredients are on the skewer, drizzle with the balsamic glaze and serve.

For an even more flavorful dish, try marinating your ingredients in a mixture of olive oil and herbs before assembling them onto the skewers.

assembling the skewers

To assemble the skewers, start by threading alternating pieces of fresh mozzarella balls, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves onto wooden skewers.

When the skewers are full, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with course sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve chilled or at room temperature. It’s that easy, you don’t have to complicate it at all. Enjoy!

antipasto skewers assembled ready to eat

How long does it take to make antipasto skewers?

The amount of time it takes to make these skewers will depend on how many you are making and how much preparation is needed for the ingredients.

Generally speaking, it should take about 10 minutes for every 8-10 skewers (this is my normal time). This estimate does not include the time to shop for the ingredients or any other preparation such as chopping or slicing. I hope you took note of that!

Once all the ingredients are prepared, it should only take a few minutes to assemble the skewers.

Other appetizers you can try…

toppings To use for antipasto skewers

All you need is some bamboo skewers( am not too strict on using this), some cover, and your favorite antipasto ingredients. You can use anything from cured meats, cheese, olives, peppers, tomatoes and artichoke hearts to make these delicious skewers.

You can also add various herbs and spices for an extra kick of flavor. Serve with a side of olive oil or balsamic vinegar for dipping and you have a great appetizer that everyone will love!

How should I store my antipasto skewers?

When making these skewers, store them properly in order to maintain freshness and flavor. The best way to store Antipasto Skewers is in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

This will keep the ingredients from drying out and the flavors from becoming dull. If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container for up to three days.

You can also freeze the skewers for up to three months for longer-term storage. When reheating frozen skewers, make sure to thaw them completely before heating them in the oven or microwave.

What type of sauces pairs well with antipasto skewers?

Make sure that the food items are similar in size and shape. This will make it much easier to serve and eat.

There are many different types of food that I have been testing that can be placed on an antipasto skewer appetizer. Some of the most popular include:

  • Bocconcini, pitted black olives, artichoke hearts, and pepperoncini.
  • Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and mini bell peppers.
  • Figs, cheese, and prosciutto.
  • Sliced zucchini, bell pepper strips, and marinated mushrooms.
  • Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and dried tomatoes.
  • Green beans, cherry tomatoes, and chunks of feta cheese.
  • Pepperoni slices or meatballs with pieces of provolone cheese.
  • Sliced apples or pears with chunks of brie or goat cheese.
  • Marinated mushrooms with sliced button mushrooms.

The vegetables add color and texture to the dish. Finally, the skewers can be finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for added flavor. I have always found this easy to prepare since it takes less time to prepare but worth the taste that you have ever dreamt of. Now below is my quick recipe summary that you can try.

Conclusion and takeaways:

The key to making delicious antipasto skewers is to start with high-quality ingredients. For the cured meats, look for thinly sliced salami that is not too fatty. For the cheeses, opt for something like mozzarella though for this I used Bocconcini which is mild in flavor but still has some bite.

Olives should be pitted and marinated in oil and herbs for added flavor. Be sure to change your preference after these hearty skewers. Am sure you’ll be back for more tips. Meanwhile, you can SUBSCRIBE to our email to get my recipes delivered directly to your inbox. I just wanna change your kitchen experience folks!

Antipasto Skewers Recipe

Enjoy an Italian appetizer with these easy-to-make Antipasto Skewers. Made with fresh mozzarella, these skewers are a great way to get your iron intake.
Prep Time25 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Italian antipasto skewers
Servings: 6 people
Author: daisol plate


  • 10 bocconcini cocktail sized
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 pitted olives
  • 10 marinated artichokes
  • 10 slices roasted red pepper about 1″ each
  • 20 slices salami or substitute half for Mortedella
  • balsamic reduction & fresh basil and parsley for garnish optional


  • Start by threading the ingredients onto wooden skewers in an alternating pattern. (If you’re using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before use so they don’t burn when cooking)
  • Once all the ingredients are on the skewers, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the skewers on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve them warm with some crusty bread or crackers on the side for an impressive appetizer that your guests will love!

Some Quick Stats

Key PointsDescription
IngredientsTypically includes cured meats (e.g. salami or prosciutto), cheeses (e.g. Bocconcini mozzarella, provolone), vegetables (e.g. cherry tomatoes, marinated artichokes), and olives
PreparationSkewer ingredients onto toothpicks or small wooden skewers in a decorative pattern
Diet RestrictionsCan be made gluten-free and keto-friendly by selecting appropriate ingredients
Calories per ServingVaries depending on ingredients and serving size, but typically ranges from 210 calories per skewer
Cook TimeNo cooking required, simply assemble ingredients onto skewers
Table showing a quick summary of antipasto

Frequently Asked Questions about Antipasto Skewers

How far in advance can I make antipasto skewers?

Antipasto skewers can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Simply cover them with plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

Can I make antipasto skewers vegetarian?

Yes, you can make antipasto skewers vegetarian by omitting the cured meats and using only vegetables and cheeses.

Can I grill antipasto skewers?

Yes, you can grill antipasto skewers for added flavor. Simply brush them with olive oil and grill over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.

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