15 Antipasto skewers recipes – easy appetizers and party food ideas
What are antipasti? In general, these are snacks or appetizers. The word means “before the pasta”, that is, before the main course, which for Italians is pasta. Spicy, fragrant, colorful, diverse and at the same time very simple, antipasti come in a wide variety and are a great party food. We have selected some easy and delicious antipasto skewers recipes which will be of help when you plan a party or simply a family gathering.
Antipasti is usually not just meat or cheese cuts decorated with vegetables. The purpose of such dishes is to tease the appetite with aroma, appearance and of course taste. Antipasti are usually served on a large platter, and in addition to these appetizers several kinds of fresh bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar are offered. Tomatoes with mozzarella cheese decorated with fresh basil leaves are very popular. Meats, smoked sausage, Parma ham, prosciutto, salami, different type of cheese, vegetables – all these products fall into the antipasti category.
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Thread the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella onto the skewers.
In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
Arrange the skewers on a plate, platter or wooden board and drizzle with the olive oil mixture.
Top with the balsamic glaze and serve.
Antipasto skewers recipes and party appetizers ideas
2 cups toasted cubed bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup mixed olives, pitted
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup marinated artichokes, quartered
1 cup melon balls
1 roasted red pepper, cut into bite size pieces
6-8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto and salami
1 cup mozzarella balls
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup roughly chopped kale
1 cup fresh basil
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190C). Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and bake 8-10 minutes or until golden. Set aside until cool.
In a blender combine all kale pesto ingredients and pulse until smooth. Taste and season to taste.
Thread a bread cube, olive, tomato, artichoke, melon, red pepper, prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil on long skewers.
Arrange on a serving plate and serve drizzled with the kale pesto.
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