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Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett Photo by: Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Italian Skewers

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.

Southern Living JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 16 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Chill:8 Hours

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

Preparation

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.

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

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