Turn Antipasto Salad into a delicious finger food! Add pieces of Italian meat or cheese can be threaded onto the skewers for a tasty snack. These Antipasto Skewers are easy to prepare and they're great as an appetizer or party food.
My boys and I are spending quality time together at home today. It's a bittersweet one. My dad and stepmom have just left after almost a week together. We miss them and we miss the action-packed holiday season we just experienced. On the other hand, we are thinking back on this year and the many many blessings we've received. Thinking ahead, this new year brings many exciting possibilities. I think this time every year is a crossroads for most. Think back, think ahead and appreciate what's sitting in your lap.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN ANTIPASTO SKEWERS
In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, parsley, Mozzarella, mushrooms and artichokes. Mix well.
Skewer all ingredients until gone, making sure to put 1-2 of each on each skewer. Wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
WHAT FOODS CAN BE USED TO THREAD ONTO THE SKEWERS?
It’s fun to have colors, shape and flavors in mind as you select your ingredients. Simply create a pattern with your ingredients as you add them to the wooden skewer.
Ingredients to choose from are salami, pepperoni, grape tomatoes, any color of peppers, chicken chunks, artichoke pieces, fresh baby mozzarella balls or cubed mild cheese such as colby or pepper jack. Basil leaves, black and green olives, shrimp, onions, marinated veggies, prosciutto or tortellini make great options too.
WHAT FLAVORS CAN BE CREATED FOR THE SKEWERS?
If you’d like a theme, you could make Greek Antipasto Skewers with any combination of feta cheese chunks, garlic cloves, cucumber, Kalamata, bell peppers, olives and/or cherry tomatoes.
A Mediterranean theme similarly would be cold chunks of chicken, peppers, red onions, fire-roasted tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh mozzarella and/or marinated artichoke hearts.
Balsamic Glaze, Teriyaki Glaze and Italian dressing, olive oil with italian or greek spices mixed in or Greek yogurt with lemon and spices make great options for topping or dipping your skewers if you want to dress them up.
WHERE ARE ANTIPASTO SKEWERS SERVED?
These are great for party appetizers or even adding to your kids lunch boxes. You can make them up ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. You can also serve them and they are perfect at room temperature. They also make great picnic or potluck items!
HOW TO USE UP LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS
This isn't a bad thing! If you have a bunch of odds and ends sitting around at the end of your party, you'll have a smorgasboard of ingredients perfect for throwing a salad together! The base could be tortellini or spiral rotini and then toss in the veggies and meats or cheeses! If you want to mix it with something, check your fridge for an Italian dressing or a simple red-wine vinaigrette would be ready in a couple of shakes.
The recipe as it's written below makes a lot of food. You'll be able feed 12-15 hungry people, so modify quantities as needed.
After the commotion of the past few weeks, we are all preferring a tame New Year's Eve. Call us lame, but this is pretty much always the case for us. Staying in today and tonight seems wonderful. Maybe Dan and I will stay up till almost midnight? Does that count? One thing I'm looking forward to is nibbling on these delicious Antipasto Skewers. I've been wanting to make these for so long because I LOVE every morsel of food involved. We tested them out yesterday and I could hardly keep my meat, cheese, mushroom and artichoke-loving fingers off them.
Sincerely wishing all of you the happiest fresh new 2017. Thank you for being here! Have a safe and happy last day of the year, friends.
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