These little skewers of flavor are sure to have your guests raving! But, that’s not the best thing about these beautiful, colorful appetizers… you can make them and be ready to go in just 5 minutes. So, whether you are hosting a gathering or you’re headed out to a BBQ this summer- these are the ticket to fancy and delicious in the easiest way possible!
5 Minute Antipasto Skewers
I love all the antipasto and charcuterie plates! So many layers of flavors and colors and textures. They are just as exciting to eat as they are to look at. They can also get super expensive super fast! But, in an effort to recreate the bold array sort of in a miniature bite-sized way without breaking the bank- these 5-minute antipasto skewers were born!
They were incredibly easy to put together- hence the 5-minute title- and they went over wonderfully at our little soirée last night. These 5-minute Antipasto Skewers are sure to be a hit at your party too.
You can mix it up- be creative and use what you have! I literally grabbed what I already had in my cupboard and fridge- the only thing I had to run to the store for was the prosciutto but obviously if you are missing something you can leave it out. If you are a vegetarian I am sure these would be equally delicious for you with no meat at all. I think the most import things to remember here are to really layer color and flavor to get this bold appetizer right!
Here is the recipe as I put it together:
- 3 oz. pitted black olives
- 3 oz. pitted green olives
- 7.5 oz. marinated artichoke heart quarters
- 10 oz. artisan gourmet tomatoes (or a variety of cherry and grape or sunburst tomatoes)
- 3 oz. prosciutto
- 12 oz. small or mini marinated mozzarella balls
- 2 dozen skewers or fancy, long toothpicks
- basil, pepper and olive oil to garnish (optional)
- Cut each piece of prosciutto into 1 in. strips and fold them to make them bite sized and easy to skewer.
- Set all of your ingredients within reach.
- Start sticking! Tomato, artichoke, cheese, prosciutto, olive.
- Repeat until ingredients are used up.
- I alternated every other skewer with a different color olive.
- Add them all to your favorite tray or platter and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh basil, cracked pepper and olive oil if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
I encourage you to think outside the box and experiment! You really can’t get this wrong. Try some other fresh pepper pieces or different cheeses, salami or good ol’ country ham might be the way you roll and that is totally fine too. Just have fun with it. Here is another easy crowd pleasing appetizer to try.
I hope you enjoy these 5 minute Antipasto Skewers and try the Baked Brie. Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite combination are- I’m always so impressed and inspired by what you try!
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