Italian Salami Appetizer Kebabs


Fresh basil leaves curled around cherry tomatoes, savory meatballs and Margherita® Hard Salami-wrapped mozzarella balls, all skewered one-by-one to make one beautiful appetizer.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 skewers


  • 12 fully cooked frozen meatballs (1/2-oz. each), thawed

  • 12 large fresh basil leaves

  • 12 cherry tomatoes

  • 12 small fresh mozzarella cheese balls*

  • 6 slices deli-sliced Margherita® Genoa or Hard Salami, halved

  • 12 (4 inch) bamboo skewers or cocktail sticks


  1. In skillet over medium heat cook meatballs 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through; turn frequently to brown.

  2. To assemble kebabs, wrap 1 basil leaf around 1 cherry tomato; thread onto skewer. Thread 1 heated meatball. Wrap 1 mozzarella ball with a halved salami slice; thread onto skewer. Repeat with remaining ingredients to form 12 skewers.


* or substitute 1-inch chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
17g Fat
6g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.