Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil (Caprese) Skewers


I recently made these delicious little bites of sunshine for a get-together. They look and taste so yummy, it's hard to believe they are SO simple! They'll definitely be a regular for our summer parties this year. Give 'em a try!


Caprese Skewers
(Makes about 16)

Ingredients:
16 wooden skewers, cut to about 4.5" in length
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 tub bocconcini (small mozzarella balls)
1 bunch basil
sea salt
pepper
light olive oil
balsamic vinegar

Method:
Wash and dry basil well. Tear leaves (if needed) into 1" pieces.
Put a cherry tomato on a skewer, leaving enough room on the flat end for a handle. Add a piece of basil, folding to fit neatly, if needed. Add a piece of mozzarella, another basil leaf and then a final tomato.
Repeat with remaining skewers and ingredients.


To serve, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and vinegar (or let people do their own drizzling).

3 comments:

Rita said...

They are just beautiful and speak of summer; I love and will keep it. When my herbs come back to me this will be my first little treat; thank you.
Rita

David Macaulay said...

wow these look so neat - not to mention good to eat

"Prof. Kitty" said...

These are so pretty (I like the Italian colors!) yet seem easy to make too. Love!