Antipasto Appetizer

Antipasto Appetizer

Summer is in full swing here and that means at the drop of a hat I will be whipping up some things to take with us with no advance notice, this Antipasto Appetizer is just perfect for times like that.

Antipasto (Antipasti-plural) means before the meal.


I just love snacking before the meal.

This is quick and easy to assemble, I used mini aluminum foil cupcake liners for these, I’ve also used small plastic cups, the type you get a to-go dressing in.

What you’ll need to make this quick and easy Antipasto Appetizer:

Grape tomatoes

cucumber (peeled and cut into small pieces

fresh mini mozzarella balls

Pepper Salame-cut in quarters ( I use Columbus Salame just like I did in the pressed sandwich)

Arugula or basil (I used Arugula on these)

Balsamic Creme-a drop or two (  I use it on this goat cheese pizza too)

Aluminum or plastic cups and toothpicks.

(Sticking the toothpicks in the tomatoes made it easy to grab as the tomatoes are firm and the toothpick holds up in them.

You could add olives, pepperoncini if you prefer provolone cheese that would make a nice alternative also.

A great cold appetizer on a hot day that takes minutes to prepare.





I’ve made appetizers kabobs that are skewered onto sticks,

I made some tortellini kabobs with salami, Italian parsley, provolone cheese, black olive and pepperoncini, and pepperoni.
I marinated the tortellini in Italian dressing I made overnight.
 This is a great alternative and certainly easier to assemble. The addition of pasta is nice also.

antipasto appetizer Skewers @createdbydiane

Here is another great appetizer.

I cooked tortellini then put Italian dressing on it and placed it in the fridge until I was ready to assemble the skewers (I made them the night before to save time)
I added black olives, salami, provolone cheese, parsley and pepperoni to the skewers.

These take some time to put onto the skewers so plan ahead, then put them all in the fridge until the party.

These are delicious and filling and enjoyed by all!


quick antipasto appetizer party food,


    1. I think I did ๐Ÿ™‚ I made them for two parties on the same day and couldn’t stop eating them!

  1. Oh, I LOVE these! I never thought of putting them in a handy little aluminum muffin cup . . . . BRILLIANT, I tell you . . . JUST BRILLIANT! These are going to be a definite in my summer gatherings going forward! Thanks so much for the great idea!

  2. These look fantastic!! Perfect appetizers for any occasion, love it! Great blog you have here and so glad to be your newest follower! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These look so yummy, i love using toothpicks or other skewers like these for food, it looks refreshing and you had me with tomato and mozzarella balls. Delicious!

    1. So glad you like it! I should have these at the ready next time you come over, right?

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