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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


  • 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


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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