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Italian Skewers

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep time 20 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Yield Makes 16 servings
These Italian Skewers are a great appetizer for any party. Easy to pick up and eat, each skewer has so many wonderful flavors all together on one stick.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) block mozzarella cheese
  • 16 (4-inch) Genoa salami slices
  • 1 (14-oz.) can small artichoke hearts, drained and halved
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 (6-oz.) jar large pitted Spanish olives, drained
  • 16 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • 1 (16-oz.) bottle balsamic-basil vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Cut cheese evenly into 16 cubes. Wrap salami slices around cheese cubes. Thread cubes, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and olives alternatively on skewers. Place skewers in a large plastic container or baking dish.

  2. Stir together vinaigrette and lemon juice. Pour dressing mixture over skewers; cover tightly, and chill 8 hours. Remove skewers from marinade, discarding marinade before serving.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Ken's Steak House Balsamic & Basil Vinaigrette.