This recipe for antipasto skewers is an easy yet elegant snack for any party!

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Antipasto skewers on a serving platter.

Having a party? This antipasto skewer recipe is the perfect way to celebrate! I love to serve a selection of fun drinks and snacks at this kind of party, but I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I keep things simple with fun yet elegant appetizers like these antipasto kabobs. They look fancy, but they take just minutes to make, require no cooking, and can be made in advance.

A hand holding up a skewer of salami, cheese and olives.

How to make antipasto skewers

This recipe for antipasto skewers couldn’t be any easier – simply purchase your favorite italian meats, cheese and vegetables and thread them onto decorative skewers. That’s all there is to it! I went with kalamata olives, marinated mozzarella balls, artisan salami, green olives, cherry peppers and pepperoncini. Other great choices would be prosciutto, chunks of parmesan or asiago cheese, artichoke hearts or cherry tomatoes.

You want all of your antipasto items to be of a similar size, it makes for a better presentation and is easier to eat that way. I used a small log of salami which I cut into rounds, and I halved the peppers to make them bite sized. I love to serve something fresh along with the antipasto skewers like some sliced veggies as a counterpart to the richness of the salami and cheese.

A tray of antipasto kabobs.

These antipasto kabobs are sure to be a hit for any occasion, no one can resist meat and cheese on a stick!

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Antipasto Skewers

AuthorSara Welch
These antipasto skewers are an assortment of italian meats, cheeses, olives and vegetables threaded onto a stick for a super easy yet elegant appetizer.
These antipasto skewers are a variety of italian meats, cheeses, olives and vegetables threaded onto sticks - an easy yet elegant appetizer.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Serves 12


  • 12 kalamata olives
  • 12 small balls of fresh mozzarella get the marinated type if available
  • 12 slices of thick cut salami
  • 12 pimento stuffed green olives
  • 6 whole jarred cherry peppers halved
  • 12 small pepperoncini peppers


  • Take 12 7-inch skewers and thread one of each ingredient item onto each skewer. Serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 day.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 72mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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This post was originally published on December 27, 2015 and was updated on September 25, 2017 with new content.

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  1. How far in advance can these be made? night before? helpful instructions to keep them flavored and not dry?

  2. 5 stars
    These are scrumptious! I added black olives, pickled cauliflower and cherry tomatoes. I pickled, my cauliflower with the juice from pepperoncini, I started 6 months earlier in the fridge.

  3. 5 stars
    These are so perfect. Marinated mozz was a little too pricey, so I just got regular and then let it sit a while in vinaigrette.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made a pile of these just as pictured for my club’s reception tonite….they look and smell wonderful…and I packed them up in snap on covered tray from local dollar store….thank you for nice idea!

  5. Gave an Oscar Party last year..the ladies walked the Red Carpet (red felt, doubled sided tape to secure to side walk) then buffet table had lots of crystals and the colors were Black and White.
    Found old movie reel at Thrift shop and that was on the table also…planning for the coming year already..making photo kit props and then bringing back the red carpet.

  6. Looks like a fun time, indeed…those antipasto skewers look to die for! And who can resist those savings? #client

  7. This is such a cute idea! I love giving little gifts to guests for parties. Such a fun way to help them remember a good time with friends! As for the antipasti, I’m in. I love these flavors and can never get enough of them!

  8. These are such a great party appetizer. I love that they’re easy to prepare ahead of time and perfectly portioned.

  9. Such a cute gift bag! I apparently need to go to parties at your house 😀 Though if we host one this award season, I know our neighbors will love these skewers!

  10. What a fun party idea for New Years. Sounds like a fun way to dress up and enjoy some delicious food and friends.

  11. I LOVE watching awards shows. It’s always so much fun looking at the dresses and listening to award speeches. Now I want to watch some awards shows and eat these little antipasto bites!