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Antipasto skewers with salami, olives and mozzarella

Antipasto skewers with salami, olives and mozzarella | www.ricottaandradishes.com

If there’s one thing I dig about the holiday season, it’s…wait for it…appetizers! You thought I was going to say gifts, didn’t you? Well I suppose those are pretty great, too. But back to the food!

There are so many little get-togethers going on during December that you pretty much need to have at least two or three quick, easy recipes up your sleeve at all times. Whether the event is impromptu or planned, formal or laid back, any holiday gathering benefits from a selection of  smaller bites. The best part: many of the best apps can be made in 5 minutes flat! (Just check out this smoked salmon platter if you don’t believe me.)

Antipasto skewers with salami, olives and mozzarella | www.ricottaandradishes.com

These antipasto-inspired skewers with olives, hot salami and mozzarella cheese are about as simple and basic as you can get.  You just thread one of each ingredient onto thin skewers or decorative cocktail picks, arrange on a nice platter and serve.

I pulled the recipe and photos from my old blog as the photos were reasonably up to snuff!  Try them when you’re feeling a little lazy but want a fun, unfussy snack to bring to your next party.  Also very good is their closely related cousin, the caprese salad skewer (made with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and fresh basil).

What appetizers do you plan on serving this holiday season?

Antipasto skewers with salami, olives and mozzarella
Serves 4
Quick and easy antipasto skewers made with hot salami, olives and mozzarella cheese
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 375-mL jar pimiento-stuffed green olives
  2. 1/2 package (~250 g) mozzarella cheese, diced
  3. 2 packages (~250 g) sliced salami such as hot calabrese or genoa salami
  4. Small wooden skewers or cocktail picks
  1. Thread each skewer with a piece of salami, an olive and a cube of mozzarella. Arrange on a serving platter.
  1. Bocconcini (fresh mozzarella balls) would also work well with this recipe!
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  • Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness December 5, 2014, 2:38 pm

    These look like tasty little bites! I’m a big fan of appetizers too… I wish there were more opportunities to eat them!

  • Candice | Everybody Loves Pretty December 5, 2014, 9:02 pm

    I’m also an appy fiend. My fiance and I almost always have a night where we just eat appys on the weekend. This looks like a great addition to our appy night :)

    • Jennifer Andrews December 6, 2014, 12:43 pm

      Sounds like a great weekly tradition! We do just appetizers every Christmas Eve…it’s so easy and much more fun than a sit-down dinner!

  • jess meddows December 6, 2014, 1:20 am

    Seriously, I could eat just appetizers for every meal. I love small meals and not having to commit to just one dish. Your skewers would be perfect for Christmas guests. :)

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