Antipasto Kabobs

As your guests nibble these special-occasion skewers, they'll savor many of the flavors of traditional Italian antipasto, including salami, tortellini, and artichoke hearts. These appetizers can be ready in 30 minutes, then chilled until serving time.

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  • 16 refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini (about 2 ounces)*
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced salami or other thinly sliced cooked meat
  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and halved or quartered
  • 16 large pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 16 pickled banana peppers or small pepperoncini salad peppers
  • 16 red or yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 recipe Herb-Balsamic Vinaigrette or 2/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing
Herb-Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or salad oil
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic, balsamic, or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, oregano, or basil, crushed 1/2 tsp dried thyme, oregano, or basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Fold salami slices in half; roll up. On sixteen 6-inch wooden skewers, thread salami rolls, tortellini, artichoke pieces, olives, peppers, and tomatoes. Place kabobs in a single layer in shallow plastic storage containers.
Drizzle Herb-Balsamic Vinaigrette or Italian dressing over kabobs. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours, turning kabobs occasionally. Drain kabobs to serve. Makes 16 kabobs.
Herb-Balsamic Vinaigrette
In a screw-top jar, combine olive oil or salad oil; white balsamic, balsamic, or red wine vinegar; snipped fresh thyme, oregano, or basil or dried thyme, oregano, or basil, crushed; sugar; and garlic, minced. Cover and shake well.


  • *

    If desired, substitute 1 cup cubed provolone cheese or mozzarella cheese (4 ounces) for the tortellini.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 89, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 5, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 3, sodium (mg) 578, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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