Serve these festive colorful Italian antipasti skewers at your next party and your guests will devour them! They make a great Low Carb snack and can even be made ahead of time!
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One of my favorite things to snack on are Italian cold cuts, cheeses, olives and all things you'd typically find on an antipasti platter. They make the perfect Keto snack because they're all pretty Low Carb and you can include a great variety.
It's also perfect when you are entertaining a mixed group of people who are following a Low Carb diet, as well as those who aren't. No one would ever look at this appetizer and think, of that's just "diet food"!
These antipasti skewers have beautiful colors, which make them very festive, perfect for a Christmas dinner party! You can change things up, depending on what you like or happen to have on hand.
What's in Antipasti Skewers
- Mini mozzarella balls (Bocconcini)
- Genoa salami
- Fresh basil leaves
- Black olives
- Green olives
- Grape or cherry tomatoes
- Roasted red peppers
- Optional: Balsamic vinegar reduction
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Italian Antipasti Skewers
If you are planning to use a balsamic vinegar reduction, you can start by adding about ½ cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat. Boil the vinegar until it's reduced to a thick glaze, while you assemble the skewers.
Take a skewer and thread through a tomato, basil leaf, mozzarella ball, a piece of salami folded in half, then in thirds, black olive, roasted red pepper, another mozzarella ball, another basil leaf, another piece of salami and finish with a green olive.
Repeat the process for the remaining 9 skewers, then set them on a platter and serve.
Optional: drizzle the balsamic vinegar reduction over the top and serve. Alternatively, you could drizzle with homemade pesto or plain extra virgin olive oil instead.
Tips for Making Antipasti Skewers
What I really love about these skewers is how versatile they really are! If you have some of the ingredients, you can easily sub them out. For example, if you have pepperoni instead of salami, use it! If you don't have mozzarella, but instead have provolone, use it!
You can also mix things up by adding other Keto friendly foods that are typically on an antipasti platter like marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, prosciutto, sopressata, pepperoni, pepperoncini, etc.
Is Italian Antipasti Keto friendly?
Absolutely! The Italian cold cuts and veg that I mentioned above are all Keto friendly and Low Carb. In fact, these all make great healthy snacks too. One of my favorite things to eat, when I don't feel like cooking, is a snack plate filled with foods just like these!
More Keto and Low Carb Appetizers
- Keto Fried Shrimp
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Keto Fried Green Tomatoes
- Buffalo Deviled Eggs
- Bang Bang Salmon Cakes
More Italian Keto and Low Carb Recipes
- Baked Italian Meatballs
- Chicken Marsala
- Italian Breadsticks
- Creamy Tuscan Chicken
- Italian Beef Braciole
- Chicken Parmesan
Italian Antipasti Skewers
- 20 mini mozzarella balls, Bocconcini
- 20 slices genoa salami
- 20 fresh basil leaves
- 10 large black olives
- 10 large green olives
- 10 grape or cherry tomatoes
- 10 pieces of roasted red peppers
- Optional: balsamic vinegar reduction
- If you are planning to use a balsamic vinegar reduction, you can start by adding about ½ cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat. Boil the vinegar until it’s reduced to a thick glaze, while you assemble the skewers.
- Take a skewer and thread through a tomato, basil leaf, mozzarella ball, a piece of salami folded in half, then in thirds, black olive, roasted red pepper, another mozzarella ball, another basil leaf, another piece of salami and finish with a green olive.
- Repeat the process for the remaining 9 skewers, then set them on a platter and serve.
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