Italian antipasto – Appetizer idea on a stick

Italian antipasto – Appetizer idea on a stick

By 19/06/2015

Yippee!! I am finally wearing sandals!

You may think what's special in that but for an Italian girl growing up shoe and sock-free from May to late September having to wear shoes in June feels kind of claustrophobic.

If I could I would walk bare feet everywhere. Sometimes I do wonder whether I am living in the wrong country perhaps.

As summer is definitely here lunch now can be a "quick fix" with fresh and light strictly no-cooking meals, at least at lunch time. This bright and vibrant Italian starter on a stick is great for aperitifs and entertaining.

Be assured, your guests will love it especially if you accompany it with a good glass of wine.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 4 minutes



Wash your tomatoes and remove them from the vine.

cherry tomatoes

Cut the bread into cubes or small pieces.

slicing bread

Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan then add the bread with the dried oregano and the tomato sauce. Stir well and cook it for a couple of minutes each side until golden and crunchy.

toasting bread

Get all your ingredients on your working top, drain the mozzarella of its liquid and cut it into smaller pieces.

Italian salami, parma ham, mozzarella and tomatoes

buffalo mozzarella

Pierce your ingredients on the sticks alternating the colours. Line the skewers up on a serving dish  and drizzle lightly with olive oil.

Italian appetizer with salami, tomato, ham and olives

Italian appetizer with salami, tomato, ham and olives

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12 Responses to Italian antipasto – Appetizer idea on a stick

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Wow che meraviglia, questi stuzzichini mi fanno venire una voglia incredibile di assaggiarli! Un abbraccio!

  2. cheri

    This looks like the perfect appetizer, love it!

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I am so happy the flipflop season is about here too. These appetizer skewers look wonderful!

    • Alida

      Thank you Angie

  4. Cecilia

    Hi Alida. You have a great blog, I will visit often. There is just nothing about Italian food I don’t like. So, well, I say it, I love Italian food. And this recipe sounds totally delicious. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    • Alida

      Thank you Cecilia!

    • Alida


  5. Chris

    It all looks very lovely. For sure I will keep this in mind and have some antipasti sticks.
    Well, in some areas summer can be an on and off thing.

    • Alida

      Oh yes we know that. Rain today but hopefully it will clear up soon!

  6. Ant

    Hi alida, l really enjoy your posts, I
    am second generation /Italian, l hav recently been asked for a recipe (Sicilian pumpkin sfinci ) maybe u could help. Thanks – Ant

    • Alida

      Hi Ant,
      I have had those “frittelle” or sfinci before but I have never made them myself..yet! You make little balls with pureed fresh pumpkin, flour, raisins, yeast and sugar and then you fry them in hot oil. They really are moreish. There is a good site called “Cotto e Mangiato” which has a good recipe for these fritters which in Italian are called “Sfinci di zucca”. Have a look at that and let me know if you need any help with the translation or anything else.

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