These Antipasto Skewers Are An Easy New Year’s Appetizer

Antipasto Skewers
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As you prepare to treat your family and friends to a New Year’s day lunch, you’ll surely want to kick off the new year on the right foot. And what better way to do so than with some scrumptious food? Here’s how you can create antipasto skewers as a delicious appetizer to get the party started.


  • 4 ounces sliced salami
  • 8 ounces mozzarella balls
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 lb green olives
  • bunch of fresh basil
  • 1/4 lb roasted red peppers
  • 9 oz. fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pack of skewers


  1. Boil a large pot of water, adding a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Throw the pack of tortellini cheese into the pot, cooking according to the package’s instructions. Remove once cooked to al dente.
  2. Season the cheese with salt and pepper before adding balsamic vinegar and a 1/4 cup of olive oil. Continue to mix until blended.
  3. Set the tortellini aside and take out the mozzarella balls. Throw the mozzarella into a small bowl, pouring the remainder of the olive oil and sprinkling Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
  4. Finally, take out the skewers. On each one, layer a mozzarella ball, basil, salami, roasted red pepper, artichoke heart, green olives, and tortellini.