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3 Antipasto Skewer Ideas - Add Elegance to Your Summer Picnic!

Antipasto skewers are the best! They're yummy, colorful, and it only takes a few minutes to make a platter. Not to mention, they add a touch of elegant to your picnic. Just make sure to pack a couple bottles of wine or sparkling drink in your basket, and you'll surely be in for a good time!


Antipasto Skewers (Two Twenty One)

This Antipasto Skewers recipe from Two Twenty One is a classic! If you love Italian food, you'll surely drool over this skewer that combines the savory flavors of salami, the fresh juiciness of tomatoes, and the sassy and sophisticated taste of olives. This recipe uses spinach leaves, but basil is also a great addition.  

"You’re more than welcome to be traditional and use basil instead of spinach. You can stretch your basil by cutting each bigger leaf in half. You can also jazz these up a little more with a drizzle of balsamic glaze." 


  • 10 oz. cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 50 kalamata olives
  • 25 green olives
  • 50 grape tomatoes
  • 50 thinly slices of salami (I used Calabrese)
  • 25 marinated baby mozzarella balls
  • 100 spinach leaves (can subsitute basil)
  • 25 12-inch wooden skewers

via Antipasto Skewers (Two Twenty One)


Vegan Antipasto Skewers (Veggies Save the Day)

If you're looking for a vegan-friendly appetizer or picnic food, this Vegan Antipasto Skewers from Veggies Save the Day is a good choice. Instead of using cold cuts and cheese to accompany tomatoes and olives, this recipe uses mushrooms or artichoke hearts and dairy-free cheese.

"Looking for a fancy appetizer? It’s doesn’t get much easier than Antipasto Skewers! Antipasto Skewers are perfect to bring to wine and cheese parties and potlucks, and they make an elegant start to any meal."


  • 24 Your favorite ingredients from the olive bar (olives, marinated mushrooms, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, etc.)
  • 12 Cherry or grape tomatoes any color
  • 3 ounces Vegan cheese such as Daiya blocks cut in cubes
  • Bamboo skewers

via Vegan Antipasto Skewers (Veggies Save the Day)


Antipasto Skewers (Simply Whisked)

This Antipasto Skewers recipe from Simply Whisked is another lovely recipe. All it takes is skewering olives, bell peppers, deli meat, and little balls of fresh mozzarella. The author, Melissa, even made a minimalist version - skewers that only have meat and cheese on them!  

"This one doesn’t require any cooking and barely requires any chopping. I give you: antipasto skewers. Cute little sticks of your favorite olives, cheeses, and deli meats, etc."


  • Green and black olives
  • Pepperoncini
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni 
  • Little balls of Fresh mozzarella

via Antipasto Skewers (Simply Whisked)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

If you're making antipasto skewers for a party, you might want to make two or three versions of your chosen recipe to cater to everyone's preferences. Make a meat-free version for vegetarians, cheese-free version for those who can't have cheese, and olive-free version for those who are allergic to olives.

Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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