Antipasto Skewers

These antipasto skewers are the easiest appetizer ever thanks to store bought prepared ingredients and are always a hit!

ingredients for the anitpasto skewers

This is one of those “recipes” that’s not really a recipe. It’s more like a quick way to assemble some store-bought ingredients and make it look like you’ve tried really hard. When you haven’t at all. Lazy for the win.

In all seriousness, though, these antipasto skewers may be incredibly easy and quick to assemble, but they taste delicious. They’re a great appetizer for any sort of party, barbecue or get together. Now I’ve learned to appreciate wine, I like to serve them with a cold glass of rosé.

four finished skewers on a plate

All antipasto is not created equal. I like to buy good quality ingredients from Whole Foods when I’m making these. You can vary what’s included, based on what’s in stock at your store, but I generally aim to have some olives, tortellini, roasted red peppers, artichokes, mozzarella and some sort of salami type meat.

Usually, Whole Foods has a prepared tortellini salad that has most of the ingredients I need, and then I just supplement with some marinated olives and roasted red peppers from a jar.

another shot of the skewers

Slide everything on a skewer and serve on a bright white plate so that the colors really pop. Easy peasy! Looks impressive right?

Other things you could add would be basil or fresh spinach leaves (for some extra color), cherry tomatoes or even a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

hand holding up the plate of antipasto skewers

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Antipasto Skewers Recipe

A plate Antipasto skewers
Wow your guests with these easy to assemble antipasto skewers. I did tortellini, artichoke, roasted red pepper, mozzarella, olive, tortellini, salami.
Jenna Shaughnessy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 15


  • 10 oz Fresh Tortellini Salad
  • 15 Marinated Green Olives
  • 15 pieces Roasted Red Pepper
  • 15 Small Mozzarella Balls
  • 15 pieces diced salami or other cold cut meat optional, may already be in your tortellini salad
  • 15 Skewers


  • Slide ingredients onto each skewer, alternating any similar colors.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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