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Antipasto Skewers Recipe

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This antipasto skewers recipe is the perfect lazy day Italian appetizer. They can easily be made from store bought pickled items or from your pantry stash! Easy to eat and very delicious! 

antipasto skewers on a plate

One of my favorite appetizers are these delicious antipasto skewers. They are a great way to start the party and perfect for folks that like to graze when eating.

Also, they’re great for social butterflies because you can carry your whole appetizer around on a stick with you. What is better than that?

I say nothing; I do love my food on a stick.

antipasto skewers ingredients

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Antipasto Skewers Recipe Appetizer

Antipasto can comprise of so many different things.

When you make these skewers, I want you to feel free to take liberties and substitute or add your favorite antipasto items.

Since you usually eat each ingredient on its own, I don’t think its as important as it normally would be if the flavors go together.

I included both sweet banana wax peppers and the whole golden Greek peperoncini (cut in half) in my skewers. I couldn’t decide between the two so just went with both.

Eat. All. The. Peppers.

close up photo of antipasto skewers

Antipasto Italian Appetizers

Antipasto means before the meal in Italian and this easy recipe is the perfect Italian appetizer.

I like to marinate my cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in a blend of Italian spices and olive oil (this olive oil is one of my splurges!) for about an hour before preparing my appetizer skewers.

This step isn’t necessary of course, but since it doesn’t take that long, why not do it.

The rest of the items I chose can be found in condiment aisle – just look for all the weird pickled things and go crazy!

Traditional antipasto includes:

It also occasionally includes fish if you are from a coastal region. Feel free to add or subtract for your personal taste.

antipasto skewers with loaf of bread

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These antipasto skewers are the perfect lazy day appetizer. They can easily be made from store bought pickled items or from your pantry stash! |

Antipasto Skewers

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for an easy party appetizers for a lazy summer day or a casual and relaxed barbecue? These antipasto skewers can easily be made from store bought pickled items or from your pantry stash! Easy to eat and very delicious!


  • 4 sweet banana wax peppers, cut in half
  • 8 golden pepperocini
  • 8 artichoke hearts
  • 8 black olives
  • 8 marinated cherry tomatoes
  • 8 marinated fresh mozzarella balls (Bocconcini or Ciliegine)
  • 8 cheddar cheese chunks
  • 8 pickled crimini mushrooms
  • 8 slices of genoa salami
  • 8 slices of prosciutto
  • 8 slices of sopresseta
  • 8 skewers


  1. Take a skewer in hand. Slide one of each ingredient onto the skewer. Repeat until all skewers are full. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 2261mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 25g

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Sunday 5th of June 2022

These look so amazing!! The mushrooms that were linked are no longer a thing apparently which stinks cuz they look delish - any ideas if there’s any other kinds to use? I’ve never seen pickled mushrooms in store!

Carol Kampy

Friday 3rd of June 2022

I wish I could pin this!!


Sunday 5th of June 2022

@Carol Kampy, you can! There’s a Pinterest link by the recipe itself. Click jump to recipe at the top of the page and you will see the P for Pinterest link next to the picture. I was able to pin it no problem.


Friday 3rd of June 2022

@Carol Kampy, me too ☹️


Thursday 22nd of July 2021

What did you marinate the tomatoes in?


Sunday 22nd of April 2018

How many days ahead of time can I make these???


Monday 23rd of April 2018

Hi Charlene,

You could make this 2 days ahead of time.


Friday 28th of July 2017

These look great going to make them this weekend. Can they sit overnight?


Friday 28th of July 2017

They can! Just cover them in the refrigerator. You also may want to keep some of the marinade from the tomatoes/mozzarella and drizzle that on top of those items before serving.

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