My neighbors invited us for a BBQ yesterday for Memorial Day. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing, which I love. So I headed to the market after the gym and kind of had an idea of what I was going to bring, but nothing was concrete. Kelly, my neighbor, and I talk about food a lot and she has tasted and tried a lot of my recipes. I wanted to make something easy, yummy, and that could be served cold. AND I wanted it to be original … I also wanted to make something to appeal to both kids and adults since it was a family event. So, I came up with kabobs. I would make an adult version (above) and a kid version (see the next post for the fruit kabobs.)
There isn’t much to this, it seems kind of self-explanatory, but I will spell it out for you just in case. The easiest way to buy these ingredients is to head to an olive bar at your local market or find an Italian specialty store.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: none
Servings: 12 – 18 Kabobs
- Pitted olives (you choose what kind)
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Artichoke Hearts
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Hearts of Palm
- Italian Cold Cuts (Sopresso or Prosciutto)
- Cheese (optional)
- Take out 10 inch skewers.
- Create a pattern with the ingredients to repeat, making sure to alternate different colors.
- Cut any food items if necessary to fit on the skewer.
- Assemble Kabobs and display on a serving plate.
- Garnish with lemons or kale leaves if desired.