These simple Italian Sub Skewers are super simple to make and are full of all your favorite flavors from the best Italian subs!
SUB ON A STICK
Craving an Italian sub sandwich but don’t really want a heavy meal with all that bread? Or maybe you want a simple go-to appetizer or snack for guests? If so, you’re in luck! Let me show you how to combine all of your favorite flavors into one easy-to-prepare recipe: Italian Sub Skewers. All you need to do is layer several slices of freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses that have had time to marinate in a tangy, slightly sweet vinaigrette onto a skewer – then sit back and relax while you chow down on something delicious!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I fold the slices of deli meat into little fans since they’re pretty but if you want to do something else, try folding a ½ inch slice of each of the deli meats and cube it instead.
If you want to try some other options, try these: mortadella, ham, prosciutto, or capicola. Use whatever you can find and whatever you love! This recipes is easily customizable!
You bet! You can try these other cheese options: block mozzarella, provolone, or even swiss.
No fresh basil? Don’t worry, just use 1/2 teaspoon dried basil in its place. It will still be delicious but fresh is better in my opinion.
Wanna trade it up some? Try adding some bread cubes, pepperoncini, or some olives.
Absolutely! If you don’t have the time or don’t feel like making a homemade marinade, you can just pick your favorite Italian salad dressing to use as a marinade.
Yes, you sure can. I would still add them to this marinade as well along with the tomatoes. it will continue to deepen the flavors that are infused into the mozzarella.
I put the marinade out along with the skewers to serve. It is great for dipping or folks can pour a little bit over their own serving of skewers.
Place leftovers in a ziptop bag and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I don’t suggest trying to freeze leftovers.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- fresh basil leaves
- Dijon mustard
- granulated sugar
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- kosher salt and black pepper
- mini mozzarella balls
- cherry tomatoes
- Genoa salami
- deli pepperoni
HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN SUB SKEWERS
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, finely chopped basil leaves, Dijon mustard, granulated sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and black pepper to make the vinaigrette.
Add mini mozzarella balls and halved cherry tomatoes to the vinaigrette. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
When ready to assemble, gather all ingredients including skewers. Fold deli meats into a fan shape to make them easier to add to the skewers. Assemble the skewers by adding marinated mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, Genoa salami, deli pepperoni, soppressata, and fresh basil leaves in any pattern desired.
Serve immediately with leftover vinaigrette for dipping, or drizzle over the skewers before serving. Enjoy!
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Italian Sub Skewers
For the vinaigrette:
For the skewers:
- 12 mini mozzarella balls
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 12 slices thinly sliced Genoa salami
- 12 slices thinly sliced deli pepperoni
- 12 slices thinly sliced soppressata
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 2 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to make the vinaigrette.
- Add 12 mini mozzarella balls and 6 cherry tomatoes, halved to the vinaigrette. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
- When ready to assemble, gather all ingredients including skewers. Fold 12 slices thinly sliced Genoa salami, 12 slices thinly sliced deli pepperoni, and 12 slices thinly sliced soppressata into a fan shape to make them easier to add to the skewers.
- Assemble the skewers by adding the marinated mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, Genoa salami, deli pepperoni, soppressata, and 12 fresh basil leaves in any pattern desired.
- Serve immediately with leftover vinaigrette for dipping, or drizzle over the skewers before serving. Enjoy!
- I obviously made this without bread but you could certainly cube up some French or Italian bread and add it to the skewers.
- If you are out of fresh basil, try using a 1/2 teaspoon of dried.
- There are other cheese options to try: block mozzarella, provolone or swiss.
- Other meat options are mortadella, boiled ham, prosciutto, or capicola.
- Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. I don’t suggest freezing leftovers.
- Deli pepperoni is larger in size than regular pepperoni. However, if you can’t find the deli size, just go with whatever you can find.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.