Barbeque season is upon us and the 4th of July is right around the corner! It's the time to entertain and live outside, day and night. I'm a big fan of appetizers that can keep guests full and that I can make ahead of time, so I can enjoy the party too. I made these Antipasto Skewers for Easter with my family and they were a HUGE hit with everyone from Owen to my 89 year-old grandfather!
This ingredients list is more of a suggestion of what can be put on your skewers -- you really can't go wrong. Just think of all the foods you might see on a traditional Italian antipasto platter and pick your favorites. I chose what I knew would be a hit with our group and made sure I had a good balance of colors to make them appealing.
Roasted red pepper
Roasted yellow pepper
Prep all the ingredients first so your assembly line runs smoothly as you skewer all the ingredients. I used these Bamboo Knot Pick Skewers from World Market. The length of the skewer and the knot at the end made it easy to fill them with everything we wanted. The olives at the end were like bookends to hold it all together. Drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.