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Antipasto Skewers Recipe

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
Antipasto skewers pinterest image

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Make this hot pimento cheese dip the next time you are throwing a party or tailgating! It's the perfect fun appetizer! |
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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.


Wednesday 21st of June 2017






Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Hi Carole, I used a can artichoke heart for this version. I have used jarred as well. I don't use a specific brand unfortunately so I don't have a recommendation for you there (I usually get what's on sale.)

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking and More

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Oh, these look so delicious, I don't know if I'd want to share with guests! ;-)

Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

I do a version of antipasto skewers for all parties! Love an easy appetizer, and yours' look gorgeous!