Easy Antipasto Skewers

Easy Antipasto Skewers

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!  It’s here, the unofficial start to summer.  To celebrate, we are serving up Easy Antipasto Skewers that pair so well with our new Avocado Basil Pesto sauce.

We found this fun, tasty recipe in a brand new cookbook authored by our friend and fellow blogger, Allison Miller of CupcakeDiaries.com.

Her cookbook is called Sun & Sizzle: Grills to Greens and Everything in Between and it is sensational! There’s a photo with every recipe, and it’s packed full of delicious creative ingredients that are perfect for summertime.

You know how much we love our grills so her tips and colorful collection is perfect for upcoming holidays and BBQs. We love all the fresh flavors and the simple twists she puts on everyday recipes really takes them from good to great. This cookbook would be a perfect addition to any cook’s collection.

It was challenging to pick just one of Allison’s 50 fabulous recipes to feature. With beautiful choices like Mixed Berry Wedge Salad, Churro Waffles, Blackberry Peach Lemonade and Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches, you’ll want to try them all!

Please show some love and order her book!  We congratulate Allison on a job well done!

So colorful and fab, Antipasto Skewers are both a delicious appetizer or side for your next party. Serve your antipasto platter on a stick!

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“Some of my favorite memories as a kid involved helping mom and grandma in their kitchens, making treats for family and friends.  My love of food rose to a new level during the last half of my time at BYU-Idaho, where I spent my small college student budget on ingredients and baked chocolate chip cookies for roommates and friends on a regular basis. I loved seeing their excitement when I arrived at their apartments with plates of those chocolatey drops of heaven.”

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Easy Antipasto Skewers

Put your antipasto platter on a stick!  Easy Antipasto Skewers are a fresh and easy pickup appetizer for a party that can be made ahead of time.  Or put a out a big platter at your barbecue for a fabulous side dish.  They are so colorful and kiddos would have fun putting them together!

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions.  (I used fresh fresh tortellini and made sure to undercook it by a couple of minutes so that it held together well and wasn’t mushy.)  Rinse in cold water and set aside.
  • Thread tortellini, cheese, olives, and tomatoes onto a skewer and place on a platter.  Spoon desired amount of pesto over each skewer just before serving.  Serve cold.

 

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Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

40 Comments

    • Renée

      Thanks so much Joan! Welcome to CK, glad you like the skewers which will add to your summer fun.

      Reply
  1. Jessica Harlow

    I love a good antipasto and putting it together on skewers is brilliant! It makes for an easy to make (and eat) appetizer!

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    • Renée

      YES, it’s awesome and so tasty, thanks!

      Reply
  2. Leigh Anne Borders

    What a great recipe. My husband would love to make this for one of dinner nights.

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    • Renée

      Thanks so much Leigh Anne, enjoy!

      Reply
  3. courtney

    Ooh those look so yummy! I have never seen a skewer with pasta and cheese on it!

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    • Renée

      It’s a pretty and fun presentation, Courtney. We really enjoyed them too!

      Reply
  4. ROBERT LEE

    Yet another food I may not taste but could only drool looking at the photos! Living on a condo has its drawbacks too, we are not allowed to do BBQ. I can only imagine the taste. Excellent one, as always!

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    • Renée

      I kind of have BBQ on the brain Robert. You can make and serve these for a meal if you’d like. No need to have a fire anywhere nearby to enjoy these babies!!!

      Reply
  5. @EfabulousHB

    What a great summer time recipe. I am a sucker for anything that involves tortellini.

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    • Renée

      Oh me too! So glad to have you here…

      Reply
  6. Me-An Clemente

    Great photos as usual. And this skewers is super easy to make since it doesn’t involve any grilling. Anyway, if I were to do this recipe, I will totally remove the olives as I don’t like it. I just wonder why these ingredients are to be put in skewers though. The pesto will overpower the taste of the ingredients as they’re eaten individually from a skewer.

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    • Renée

      You don’t have to put anything on skewers or even use a pesto. Actually, in Allison’s book, she only suggests you serve the skewers with a prepared pesto sauce. Keep it simple and whatever you’d like!

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    • Renée

      Great plan Nadine!

      Reply
  7. Amrita

    Looks delicious and totally doable ,even with my cooking skill level.I will make this and totally surprise my family.

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    • Renée

      Let us know what you think Amrita!

      Reply
  8. Jessica

    The photos are enough to convince me to try this. Fantastic ingredients which I guess I would love to taste.

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    • Renée

      So easy and good, enjoy Jessica!

      Reply
  9. Courtneylynne

    Ooooo these skewers sound so tasty!!! Perfect for a party or even a family gathering 🙂

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  10. Andrea

    It looks yummy enough – and it looks easy enough – even for someone like me who’s cooking-challenged….

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    • Renée

      You’ve got this one Andrea! So easy and delicious, thanks!

      Reply
  11. angel

    Avocado and basil sound delish together! What a good idea! 🙂

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    • Renée

      Welcome Angel, and thanks, they are amazing together!!!

      Reply
  12. Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo

    It looks delicious!!! Got listed the ingradients! Will give a try on this one this week!! yayy

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  13. Nicole Escat

    Wow, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing this, this skewer has all my favorite, cheese, pasta and olive! I love it!

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  14. Jessica

    I love grilling out and I love skewers. Skewers are great for a crowd. These look amazing. I will definitely be trying these.

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  15. Maria

    I like grilling because it’s better than frying. Haven’t heard of this so might as well try it out. 🙂
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  16. Leighann

    These look so good! They are perfect for Memorial Day weekend or any celebration!

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    • Alison

      Thanks Leighann! I love having food that can be eaten over a length of time during holiday weekends!

      Reply
  17. Kari

    These are very cute and look delicious! I’ve also never heard the term antipasto before.

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    • Alison

      Thanks Kari! Antipasto is an Italian term usually used to start a big Italian meal. We used it as an appetizer or as a side dish!

      Reply
  18. Tara

    What a fun idea. I love it! Tortellini is always delicious!

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    • Alison

      I am so glad you liked these skewers, Anosa! You definitely should try them out for your party!

      Reply
  19. Aika

    Avocado basil pesto is new to me. Wow. It looks yummy. Wish i get to taste this. Hahaha. If i am with you, i could have eaten a lot. Hehehe.
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  20. Alli @ Cupcake Diaries

    Thank you so much for participating in my book tour! And thank you for the kind words about my book. I’m glad you loved the recipe! That pesto recipe looks yummy. Thanks again!

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    • Renée

      You’re welcome Alison, we loved so many!

      Reply

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