Looking for a quick and easy appetizer to help ring in the new year?! Even though most of us are staying home this year, it’s still fun to put together a few fun appetizers and a nice dinner to help us celebrate the start of a new year.

One of my favorite simple no-cook appetizers is antipasto skewers with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, artichokes, kalamata olives and fresh basil. This version is brushed with a simple vinaigrette dressing to give it a little extra somethin-somethin.

And not only do these mini skewers taste absolutely delicious, but they pack a punch of nutrition as well with some heart-healthy fats and fiber.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for 2021!

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon

Antipasto Skewers

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10-15 mins
  • Yield: Makes 12 mini skewers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Mini skewers of prosciutto, mozzarella, tomatoes, artichokes and kalamata olives with an easy red wine vinaigrette.


Ingredients

Scale

Skewers:

  • 2 ounces smoked ham or prosciutto, torn into 12 pieces
  • 12-ounce jar marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained, chopped into 12 pieces
  • 4 ounces mini fresh mozzarella balls (Ciliegine)
  • ½-pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 12 small basil leaves

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Thread a piece of ham or prosciutto, a mini mozzarella ball, a quartered artichoke heart, a cherry or grape tomato, a kalamata olive and a basil leaf on each mini appetizer skewer. Line them on a serving platter or tray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oregano, black pepper and olive oil. Brush dressing on the skewers. Serve.

Notes

Cooking Tip: Marinate the mozzarella in the dressing before assembling the skewers. Brush the leftover marinade on the skewers as directed.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 mini skewer
  • Calories: 105
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 323mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

Keywords: skewers, antipasto, appetizer

2 Comments

  1. Leslie Ruprech on January 15, 2021 at 10:19 am

    For a plant-based version, try cubed extra-firm tofu soaked in the dressing instead of cheese. Hearts of palm pieces and marinated pearl onions would also compliment the other ingredients.

    • Julie Andrews on January 18, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      Great ideas!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating