Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Caprese Salad Skewers

This is one of my favorite salads because of the fresh, bold flavors. Serving it on skewers is a unique way to showcase the vibrantly colored ingredients.


1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes

Fresh Mozzarella balls

(if you cannot find these, you can use a mozzarella log and slice it into cubes roughly the same size as the cherry tomatoes - I've also used string cheese as a replacement!)
4 tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Sea salt and black pepper
Wooden skewers

Chop the basil into one inch pieces. Thread a tomato, a mozzarella ball, and a piece of basil onto a skewer. Repeat. Place the skewers on a plate and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Next, transfer the skewers to a serving dish or bowl.

If you can find cherry tomatoes in different colors (the grocery store sometimes has them), you can also coordinate colors like I did above. It also looks pretty with just the red and the green!

Tips - Don't drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar onto the skewers until you are nearly ready to serve them, as the vinegar will soak into the mozzarella and change the color and consistency.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to make these over the holidays. Enjoyed your 'Alice and Pub Crawl' parties. What a creative and talented mind you have...move over Martha!